Appointments to the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA)
The Employment and Training Administration hereby announces the appointments of 31 members to fill vacancies on the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA), an advisory board to the Secretary. The ACA, which is authorized by Section 2 of the National Apprenticeship Act (29 U.S.C. 50), complies with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C., App.). The Committee will be an effective instrument for providing assistance, advice, and counsel to the Secretary of Labor and the Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration in the development and implementation of administration policies and programs regarding apprenticeship. Members are appointed for one-year or two-year terms. Ten members represent labor, ten members represent employers, and eleven members represent the public. The National Association of State and Territorial Apprenticeship Directors and the National Association of Governmental Labor Officials will have representation within the public group of the Committee. The Secretary shall appoint one of the public members as Chairperson of the Advisory Committee. A representative of the U.S. Department of Education and a representative of the Department of Commerce will be invited to serve as non-voting ``ex-officio'' members of the Committee. The Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training shall be a member ex-officio. The Designated Federal Official for the ACA is Mr. Anthony Swoope, Administrator of the Office of Apprenticeship Training, Employer and Labor Services.
The Welfare to Work Partnership/Demand-Side Youth Offender Demonstration Project Grant, Phase II To Expand Partnership Implementation
The Employment and Training Administration/Office of Policy Development and Research wishes to expand this demonstration project with The Welfare to Work Partnership. This project started two years ago in which The Welfare to Work Partnership also served as the sole- source grantee. During the Phase I two year period, The Welfare to Work Partnership was able to effectively partner with 271 employers in the cities of Chicago, Miami, New York and the District of Columbia and provide unsubsidized employment to ex-offenders and individuals at-risk of court or gang involvement. The Welfare to Work Partnership's ability to represent a broad network of employers across the nation will play an important role in the relationship/partnership building aspect of the Phase II demonstration project.