Recruitment/Workforce Development Services, Staff/Administrative
The Part time Apprenticeship Coordinator is responsible for planning, administering, coordinating and executing the college’s Apprenticeship Strategy for local businesses. The position will also have responsibility for ensuring both pre-apprenticeship and/or apprenticeship programs meet the necessary standards for recognition and registration with the US Department of Labor and other entities. The Part time Apprenticeship Coordinator is also responsible for providing a broad range of services including recruitment, enrollment, orientation, and coaching of apprentices. Additionally, the coordinator is responsible for coordinating the scheduling of courses and working closely with instructors, potential employers and local partners (i.e. Ann Arbor SPARK, Michigan Works! and others).
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: • Coordinate both pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs at the college in response to industry needs for growing the talent pipeline within the Greater Ann Arbor region. • Collaborate with staff from the United States Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship to have pre-apprenticeship and/or apprenticeship programs registered (approved) by following a prescribed application process. • Collaborate with a wide variety of business, industry, governmental, social service, and community organizations to recruit potential apprentices. • Communicate with organizations and individuals to have apprentices enrolled into appropriate Washtenaw Community College academic and training programs. • Develop and facilitate information and orientation sessions that inform apprentices about the details and expectations of specific pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships. • Provide coaching for apprentices to encourage them to complete their training. • Schedule Related Technical Instruction (RTI) and other course sections for apprenticeship programs. • Identify, schedule and work with Academic Deans to assign faculty to provide instruction and offer academic support to apprentices. • Partner with Career Transitions to engage potential employers to provide internships, work based learning and employment opportunities for apprentices. • Collaborate with the local Workforce Development Board to stay informed about local apprenticeship developments and employer training and hiring needs. • Deliver quality customer service to both internal and external constituents in a professional, helpful and courteous manner. • Perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with the mission, goals and core values of the College. • Maintain sensitivity, understanding, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds. • Other duties as assigned.
Hours/Schedule: This is a part time position that will work between 20-25 hours per week with some evenings and weekends based on business needs and to serve working adults. The position will be evaluated for annual renewal each June for the next fiscal year.
Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Bachelor’s degree with two (2) years of relevant work experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. • Basic knowledge of pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships required. • Demonstrated competency in organizing data, maintain files, and preparing reports required. • Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills required. • Proficiency using MS Word and MS Excel required. • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail required. • Must be available to work evenings and weekends based on business needs and to serve working adults. • Demonstrated ability to maintain sensitivity, understanding and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds by effectively using cross-cultural skills and abilities required.
Internal Number: PI - TBD
About Washtenaw Community College
For over 50 years, WCC's open-door admissions policy, affordable tuition rates, and high-quality classes have attracted students from local communities and around the world. More than 18,000 register for credit classes each year, and thousands more enroll in non-credit LifeLong Learning classes. WCC's diverse student body includes more than 1,000 students from over 100 foreign countries.WCC's small classes allow for lots of individual attention. The average class size is 22 students. That's a fraction of the size of many basic classes at four-year colleges and universities.WCC also emphasizes convenience. It offers classes seven days a week, at night, and online. And transferring is easy because WCC has agreements with four-year schools throughout Michigan.