Tag Archives: Apprenticeship

Investing in Career Technical Education

Encourage the Federal Government to Double Their Funding Career Technical Education (CTE) provides middle school, high school, postsecondary, and adult learners with the knowledge and skills they need to be prepared for successful careers. Learners enrolled in CTE programs progress along a pathway of increasingly specific academic and technical courses. …

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Allsouth Makes Record Donation

Largest Donation to Date Will Help Fund Legendary National Apprentice Competition In 1994, Allsouth Sprinkler Company’s founder, Robert L. “Bob” McCullough, was the chairman of the American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) Education & Apprenticeship Committee. In his role as chairman, he was instrumental in the formation of AFSA’s Annual National …

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Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

Celebrate National Apprenticeship

Fire Tech Systems, Inc. Apprentice Honored Every year for one week in November the U.S. Department of Labor honors the hard work and diligence of our nation’s apprentices and the importance of apprenticeship as a whole during National Apprenticeship Week. Across the nation, through over 300 events in 47 states, …

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Offord Wins National Apprentice Competition


Membership in the winner’s circle of the American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) 23rd Annual National Apprentice Competition has its privileges. Just look at this year’s champion, fire sprinkler fitter Jonathan Offord. Despite having a background in plumbing, Offord says he did not find the fire protection industry, rather it found …

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The Value of Education

training the finest fire sprinkler specialists

Committee Spotlight: Apprenticeship & Education Committee When fire sprinkler professionals are looking for the best in education and apprenticeship training, they will find it with the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA). A great deal of planning, development and administration goes into training the finest fire sprinkler specialists in the country. Behind …

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Recognizing Apprentices in South Dakota

National Apprenticeship Week

AFSA Member Participates in National Apprenticeship Week Last year, the United States Department of Labor established the week of November 1-7 as National Apprenticeship Week 2015. The event is an opportunity for the national apprenticeship community to tell the story of registered apprenticeship and is an invitation to business and industry, …

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Sutliff Takes Gold

Sprinkler Fitters Shine at National Apprentice Competition The competition at the American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) 22nd annual National Apprentice Competition was nearly as hot as the temperatures outside of the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge. This year’s festivities, held during AFSA’s 34th annual Convention and Exhibition, drew a crowd …

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