A class incumbent is responsible for overseeing the overall administration of the structured training program to achieve maximum placement retention and influx of skilled workers in sufficient numbers to maintain the state's economic base.
Manages budget of $150,000.
Oversees up to 250 contracts.
Manages 4-6 employees.
Nature and Scope
A class incumbent performs with general direction from an administrative superior and is involved in overseeing the promoting, developing, coordinating, implementing and monitoring of apprenticeship and other training programs in the private and public sectors. Other positions reporting in at this level include the division managers responsible for service delivery, JTPA Operations, technical services, planning/policy and fiscal operations. The incumbent has contact with the Governor's Council on Apprenticeship and Training to provide staff support and receive direction; there is also contact with employees and educational institutions to coordinate strategies to meet training needs. Promoting the role of apprenticeship and other structured training programs to both the private and public sectors is a significant aspect of this class.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Administers statewide apprenticeship and training programs to build and maintain a highly skilled workforce.
Promotes the role of apprenticeship and other industrial training programs in the private and public sector by appearing before employers, labor and community groups, and organizations.
Plans, reviews and evaluates the work of subordinate staff responsible for promoting, establishing, monitoring and evaluating apprenticeship and other structured training programs; provides administrative guidance and trains employees.
Supervises and participates in enforcing regulations, standards, laws, programs and policies.
Provides consultative services on such matters as the identification of training needs, disputes between labor and management, and disagreements between sponsors and apprentices.
Acts as Secretary to the Delaware State Apprenticeship and Training Council: provides staff information and documentation; prepare agendas, meeting minutes, and reports.
Plans, organizes and supervises unit's fiscal and budgetary matters.
Promotes equal employment opportunities in structured training programs through affirmative action.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations governing apprenticeship and on-the-job training programs.
Knowledge of labor market trends.
Knowledge of manpower planning principles and the application of supportive methods and analysis.
Knowledge of budget planning and analysis.
Knowledge of the principles and applications of labor practices and industrial relations.
Skill in administration; supervision, planning, organizing, and developing training programs.
Skill in designing and implementing effective marketing campaign.
Skill in preparing reports, position papers, surveys; skill in documentation and recordkeeping.
Skill in effective oral and written communication.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and private sector representatives, union officials and trainees.
Ability to interpret related legislation.
Ability to analyze data and make sound recommendations.
JOB REQUIREMENTSfor Apprenticeship and Training Manager Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Three years experience in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating employment and training programs.
Three years experience in public relations, media relations or communications such as establishing and promoting a positive image with the public, informing or influencing specific audiences through the use of internal and external communications such as public forums, journalism, writing, marketing, advertising, promotions, or special events.
Three years experience in interpreting employment and training program laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Knowledge of developing policies or procedures.
Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.