TN High School and J. A. Street & Associates form Pre-Apprenticeship Partnership

Tuesday, March 09, 2021 | 03:00pm

Bristol, Tennessee – Tennessee High School and J. A. Street & Associates signed a partnership agreement for the first State Certified Pre-Apprenticeship Program in Tennessee.  The construction Pre-Apprenticeship agreement ensures students who meet the requirements of the course standards, complete the NCCER and OSHA10 Construction Industry Certification, and have successful attendance and discipline records will be guaranteed an interview with the partnering company.  J.A. Street & Associates is the first construction company in Northeast Tennessee to develop a Pre-apprenticeship pipeline to meet their growing workforce needs. 

Through a partnership with Northeast State Community College’s Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing, J.A. Street developed two Registered Apprenticeship Programs in Carpentry and Metal Buildings.  This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between J.A. Street and Tennessee High School is for the purpose of preparing a skilled workforce aligned with the framework of J.A. Street’s Registered Apprenticeship Program.  Lucas Worley, a senior at TN High School, is the first student to enter the newly formed partnership as he was onsite today to ink his agreement with his new employer, J.A. Street & Associates.

This Pre-Apprenticeship program was a collaborative effort through the expertise of Construction Teacher (Brad Goodman), the cooperation of Local Workforce Development proponent from Bristol Tennessee Essential Services (April Eads), BTCS Director of Career & Technical Education (Deidre Pendley), and the State Director of Apprenticeships (TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development), Tyra Copas.

Click here, to learn more about this Pre-apprenticeship partnership and Lucas Worley.