VCA Named Apprenticeship Ambassador by U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship
Vijay Computer Academy is honored to have been selected by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to serve as an Apprenticeship Ambassador. Our organization was chosen as part of the inaugural cohort of 207 officials and organizations. The Apprenticeship Ambassador Initiative, developed in 2021 by Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, brings together industry, labor, education, equity, and workforce leaders to partner with the Office of Apprenticeship.
This two-year appointment will allow Vijay Computer Academy to directly share our experiences and collaborate with the DOL to champion apprenticeship opportunities. VCA and our fellow ambassadors will amplify the value of Registered Apprenticeships as a workforce strategy in high-demand industries, such as tech, healthcare, manufacturing, and more. Notably, we will partner to develop and expand Registered Apprenticeship opportunities for historically underrepresented populations.
As Apprenticeship Ambassadors, VCA will continue our work to solve the digital skills shortage and diversify the workforce through tech apprenticeships. VCA is well positioned to deliver on our commitment to use our experience and expertise to promote and expand Registered Apprenticeship across all industries. Our academy will continue to serve underserved groups and underrepresented populations, like women, people of color, veterans, and people with disabilities.
The Office of Apprenticeship will collaborate with Apprenticeship Ambassadors to promote Registered Apprenticeship as part of the department’s commemoration of the 85th Anniversary of the National Apprenticeship Act on Aug. 16, 2022. The commemoration will continue through the remainder of the year and include National Apprenticeship Week, Nov. 14-20, 2022.
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The tech industry is seeking to diversify its workforce, and Vijay Computer Academy is actively training women, people of color, veterans, and people with disabilities, although anyone is eligible to apply.
Vijay Computer Academy creates alternative pathways to access diverse tech talent and help organizations address digital skills shortages through the time-tested model of apprenticeship.