OCCC joins DOL’s Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium

The college will be establishing several technical training apprenticeships

    (Published: 12-12-17)

Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium

Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) is proud to announce its membership of the Registered Apprenticeship – College Consortium (RACC) through the United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOLETA). The college is now in the process of establishing technical training apprenticeships.

The RACC is composed of employers, labor management groups and associations that have registered apprenticeship programs, known as sponsors, and two- and four-year postsecondary institutions. Apprenticeships provide students an accelerated pathway to earn an associate or bachelor's degree while creating a new pipeline of degree seekers to increase graduation and employment rates. Employers can enhance the competitiveness of their businesses by enlarging the pool of highly-trained workers. Apprenticeships are a way for local employers to develop and customize their training programs in collaboration with OCCC to produce the employees they need.

The RACC provides college-to-career opportunities to a significant number of student-workers across the country. Two- and four-year colleges continue to be the largest providers of postsecondary education, but in today’s economy individuals are looking for flexible avenues to obtain credentials, career opportunities and greater earning potential. By joining the RACC, OCCC will have access to apprentice graduates who may want to complete a degree to move further up a career path. Apprentice graduates are a highly motivated pool of degree seekers. Having gone through the rigor and structure of an apprenticeship, they are likely to successfully complete a college degree.

By joining the RACC, OCCC further answers the call to develop today’s workforce and empower students to achieve their goals. For more information about OCCC’s apprenticeship programs please contact Division of Business and Information Technology Dean John Claybon at 405.682.7888 or jclaybon@occc.edu.

For more information about the RACC, visit https://doleta.gov/oa/racc.cfm.

OCCC enrolls more than 20,000 students annually. The college is currently the largest adult basic education provider in the state. OCCC offers a full range of associate degree programs that prepare students to transfer to baccalaureate institutions while other degree and certificate programs prepare students for immediate employment. At OCCC, students receive a quality education with small class sizes, dedicated professors and leadership opportunities. Students can choose from more than 60 major fields of study and participate in any of the 40+ clubs and organizations. For more information about OCCC, visit www.occc.edu.