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An Innovative and Proven Skill Validation Process!
NAS is a workforce development system that integrates education, certification and skill validation through an innovative coaching system, resulting in a more effective workforce. NAS web-based tracking system allows employers to track how training leads to achievement of business objectives.
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NAS IT Apprenticeship concentrations identify the foundational knowledge objectives, vendor-neutral certifications and a unique on-the-job learning component built around industry standard competencies.

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  • NAS helps Companies develop and validate worker abilities to make them more productive
  • NAS helps Education Institutions & Training Providers bring their benefit beyond the classroom and into the workplace.
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NAS Apprentice can be a student, unemployed worker or a full-time employee of a NAS Sponsor company. Apprentices can:
  • Create their own profile of current credentials
  • Register for a particular NAS Concentration
  • Start earning their hours of classroom instruction and certifications
  • Work with a coach to obtain on-the-job learning
  • Apprentices can only complete their concentration after gaining full-time employment and sign-offs on all competencies
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Veteran I.T. Training, Apprenticeship 

Specifically, as applicable to apprenticeship, recruitment and sourcing of veterans interested in and pursing, I.T. training, certification and apprenticeship roughly 8+ years. If veteran has an interest in employment or change of employer, successful placement by means of networking veterans with applicable job boards, HR managers, Recruiters and Staffing companies. Offer assistance to veterans on how to fine tune their skills with processes of interviewing techniques, proper development of their resume, networking, etc.

 *  Veteran Centric - IT Apprenticeship

⦁    25+ years IT Training and Certification Industry (B2B and B2C); sourcing of veterans 
interested in and pursing I.T. training and certification
⦁    Includes Government Agencies, Private Sector, Fortune 500 / 100 Companies, 
County, City, Military
⦁    Nationwide exposure with Corporations, Military National Guard (Nationwide), Veterans, IT Technical training centers (multiple schools Nation wide)
⦁    Experience with recruiting, registration and documentation of sponsor organizations
⦁    Experience with recruitment of apprentice candidates - Civilian and Veterans, National Guard Members, Active Duty (8570) (I.T. and veteran I.T. Centric)



Mission
Raise the profile, participation in and successful completion of the National Apprenticeship system.

Objective

Strategic alliance with DoL, State Agencies, in conjunction with WIB's, as associated with WIOA and the Workforce Investment Network. Such alliances will assist with effective participation of both sponsors and apprentices. Proper delivery and utilization the apprenticeship equates to better trained workforce, competitiveness among industry and employers, better employment opportunities for military veterans.


Goals
⦁    Raise the profile, participation in and successful completion of the new National Apprenticeship system.

Business Process
Working towards efficient and successful application of the new apprenticeship initiative. The following action items directly correlate with effective participation of both sponsors and apprentices. Proper delivery and utilization equates to better trained workforce, competitiveness among industry and employers, better employment opportunities for military veterans.

Encouraging the adoption of best practices of the new Apprenticeship System by forming:


⦁    Strategic relationships with government agencies, private companies, publicly traded, C level executives, concentrated  leadership in the I.T. arena.

⦁    Concentrated efforts seeking and leading to increased participation among sponsor organizations.

⦁    Successful recruitment of veterans as apprentices with focus on their completion of applicable apprenticeship, training and certification programs.

⦁    Marketing, recruiting, registration and documentation of Sponsor organizations

⦁    Marketing, recruitment of apprentice candidates - Civilian and Veterans, National Guard Members, Active Duty (8570)

⦁    Marketing and recruiting of Sponsor organizations, through organizations such ATSD, SHRM

⦁    Target marketing, networking, to various unions with regards to assistance of gaining momentum of the new Apprenticeship model.

⦁    Target marketing, networking, through various unions with regards to craft employee's, encouraging them to consider apprenticeship if this is not already built into the structure of their companies hiring and training options.

⦁    Specific focus: Military, Veterans, Disabled Military Veteran, employment needs of National Guardsmen,  Air Guard and Active Duty out-processing;
⦁    Better trained workforce, competitiveness among industry and employers, better employment opportunities for military veterans.
⦁    Profile enhancement of New Apprenticeship system by marketing and promoting to specific target markets.
⦁    Becoming viable resource providing assistance to military veterans and spouses with regards to IT centric technical training, certification and apprenticeship, by means of the new National I.T. Apprenticeship initiative.


⦁    Nationwide strategic alliance with Veterans Administration specifically through Vocational, Rehabilitation and Employment Services (VRE / Ch. 31),  Workforce Investment Network's, VocRehab on State Level, Staffing and Recruiting Companies, Services

⦁    To Sponsor organizations - Nation Wide

⦁    To Apprentices - Nation Wide

 Military Network - Private group of 8500+ members, sub groups nationwide with an average of 50 to 100+ each, coupled with an IT Specific group of 800+, other groups as well...lot of exposure. I personally communicate with these groups daily, consisting sharing information related to apprenticeship, IT, employment trends, our economy, training options, etc. These groups are comprised mainly of veterans and decision makers.


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