In the Department of Labor this class is accountable for directing the development and administration of apprenticeship and job training programs designed to provide Connecticut business and industry with skilled workers.
Receives executive direction from a Deputy Commissioner and administrative direction from a Labor Department Program Manager or Director of Operational Support.
Directs program staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operation of program;
Provides functional direction to field staff for regional operation of program;
Coordinates, plans and manages program activities;
Formulates program goals and objectives;
Develops or assists in development of related policy;
Interprets and administers pertinent laws;
Monitors regional performance;
Maintains coordination and contacts with individuals within and outside of program who might impact on program activities;
Convenes cross-functional and inter-agency work teams for program initiatives and enhancements;
Develops innovative approaches to training which will meet technological trade changes and provide job training opportunities;
Develops programs to encourage apprenticeship and job training in selected skill shortage occupations;
Implements regulations for equal opportunity in apprenticeship and training applicable to program sponsors;
Directs preparation of promotional material to encourage job training by private employers;
Speaks before groups in interests of apprenticeship and other job training;
Prepares administrative reports;
Advises, chairs or provides administrative support for program council or advisory board meetings;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
relevant state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and legislation;
training methods, procedures and techniques used in apprenticeship and other on-the-job training programs;
structure and function of labor organizations and trade associations;
labor practices and labor relations;
Knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and practices;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable ability to effectively present and promote apprenticeship and other training programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years of employment in work involving thorough knowledge of comprehensive recruitment, educational and training methods utilized by industry and labor in the development of occupational skills through on-the-job training and apprentice training programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Apprenticeship and Training Program Manager in Salary Group MP 60 approved effective January 31, 1997. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007