Directory of Outreach and Recruitment Resources
General Outreach Resources
Resources for finding organizations that serve the general population or more than one population
Community and Faith-Based Organizations
Pre-apprenticeship Programs for Building-Trades Occupations
- Arizona Department of Transportation, Construction Academy Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program
- Building Industry Association of Hawaii, The Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training (PACT)
- BuildingWorks (New York City and Newark, NJ)
- Carpenters Training Committee for Northern California (CTCNC) Pre-Apprenticeship Program
- Caterpillar (Clayton, NC) Assembly Pre-Apprenticeship Program
- Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington (Wash. DC), Pre-Apprenticeship Green Construction Training Program
- City of Berkeley, California, Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program
- Clark College (Vancouver, WA) Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program
- District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Pre-Apprenticeship Program
- Long Beach City College (Long Beach, CA), Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Training
- Los Angeles Unified School District, Pre-Apprentice Construction Program
- North America's Building Trades Unions, apprenticeship-readiness programs
- Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA), The Marine Trades & Composites Pre-Apprenticeship
- University of Iron: Women in the Ironworking Trade, National Women's Training Program
Persons of Color
Native Americans/Pacific Islanders
Individuals with Disabilities
LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender)
Other Suggestions for Reaching Persons Available for Apprenticeship Without Regard to Race, Sex, Ethnicity, or Disability
- In addition to sending notices of apprenticeship openings to the sources you identify, educate these sources on the benefits of apprenticeship and opportunities in the relevant industry.
- Include your local vocational, career, and technical schools on your list of recruitment sources.
- Include the local chapter(s) of the general, minority, and women's trade and professional organizations relevant to the occupation(s) you are training for on your list of recruitment sources.
- Post or distribute flyers in venues frequented by populations that you might otherwise not reach (for example, child-care centers; gyms and shopping centers in minority neighborhoods).
- Participate in job fairs and other high-visibility community events, such as parades.
- Use social media such as Facebook and other online services to reach individuals who are not connected to any service provider.
- Consider posting openings on online job banks, especially those geared toward under-represented populations. Costs for such job banks vary; some may be cost-effective.
- Involve graduates of your program and other stakeholders in recruiting through their personal networks.
- Reach out to locally sponsored amateur sports leagues for women, people of color, LGBT, people with disabilities, seniors, etc.
- Advertise openings in print and online media aimed at communities you might not otherwise reach.
- Above all, make an outreach and recruitment plan - don't just do it the way you've always done it before.