KDP has sponsored a new Registered Apprenticeship (RA) program for Apprenticeship Navigators. The competency-based program includes 2,000 hours of On-the-Job Training plus 144 hours of Related Technical Instruction (RTI). Penn State University has partnered with KDP to help deliver the RTI, including Project Management and seven additional professional training modules relevant to apprenticeship program development.
This new RA is designed to meet the growing demand by employers for apprenticeship training by preparing workforce development intermediaries to assist in starting and scaling up RA programs. The goal is to develop the Keystone Apprenticeship Alliance – a network of people and resources for employers, unions, intermediaries, and government agencies across Pennsylvania to expand apprenticeship programs into new occupations and industries. The first cohort of 20 apprentices began in September 2019 in Southeast PA.
All applicants must be employed full-time by an employer who will help facilitate the apprentice’s OJT. Candidates may apply for advanced placement. There is no charge for participation. Space is limited.