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Apprenticeship Ratios: Advocating for change to meet demand

This recent artcle from PHCC National outlines how states are working to enhance opportunities for workforce development.  PHCC of Iowa's Executive Director, Kevin Kruse, is featured.

The 1:1 ratio is in place in Iowa, but Kevin Kruse, executive director of PHCC of Iowa, says that the ratio is a challenge for small companies in his state. “Our chapter and members have been working for two years to change the ratio to two apprentices for one journeyman,” he says.

The state guidelines follow the federal DOL guidelines, but Kruse says that the chapter has asked the DOL regional director to approve a variance for the PHCC of Iowa apprenticeship program that would allow the 2:1 ratio to apply. “The national standard is fine, but we believe the regional directors should be able to make these decisions at a local level because they understand how needs vary from state to state based on population, rate of growth, availability of workforce, and quality of apprentice program,” says Kruse.

"Apprenticeship Ratios: Advocating for change to meet demand." PHCC Solutions Summer 2019

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