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Missouri Apprentice Ready - Project Coordinator SPRINGFIELD REGION

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The MO Apprentice Ready - Project Coordinator is a professional position dedicated to expanding access to registered apprenticeship opportunities through an introduction to apprenticeship program. This position will be funded by a grant from the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development.

The Missouri AFL-CIO is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates should submit an employment application, cover letter and resume to Candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

Essential Job Functions

-        Coordinate a construction training program for eligible individuals tailored to include traditionally underrepresented groups within the construction industry aligned with the the parameters established by the project scope of work

-        Work with the project team to construct a development plan, which shall include the following components:

-        Project timeline

-        Recruitment strategy and partners

-        Enrollment of participants

-        Curriculum development

-        Outreach to employers, contractors, and registered apprenticeship programs

-        Conduct outreach to community partners to identify eligible participants

-        Plan at least two (2) five (5) to six (6) week construction apprenticeship introduction programs with a focus on contractor and employer participation in the planning of each training program

-        Program components:

-        Program Agenda

-        Orientation, OSHA-10 and First Aid and industry overview

-        Training, rotate to different training centers for participating construction trades with opportunities for hands-on learning

-        Industry-awareness, throughout the program, the project coordinator should incorporate into the agena the opportunity for students to hear directly from industry experts

-        Program Support

-        Mentoring, the project coordinator will work closely with community partners to identify mentors to serve project participants to engage in career planning activities

-        Wrap-around services, the project coordinator will work to identify and address any barriers to participation (e.g., transportation, child care, food insecurity)

-        Organize a graduation ceremony

-        Provide on-going support to program graduates for at least 12 months following completion

-        Assist with program reporting and compliance activities, as needed


Essential Job Qualifications

-        Familiarity with registered apprenticeships and construction industry

-        Ability to prepare and effectively present information to individuals and groups

-        Ability to travel, regionally, on a daily basis with occasional overnight stays

-        Quality oral and written communication skills

-        Competence using Microsoft Word and Excel

-        Discretion in handling personal information

-        Comfortable learning new data management systems for program compliance matters

Compensation commensurate with experience.