First Apprentice Hired For IAAR Management System Auditor Program
A major benchmark in this new IAAR Apprenticeship Program for management system auditors, IAAR member Eagle Registrars just hired the first apprentice ever, opening a new revenue stream via Jobs for the Future to access U.S. Department of Labor money to fund the program. IAAR launched this program to train and prepare the next generation of talent, addressing the challenge of a shrinking pool of qualified auditors.
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Open to all IAAR members, this rigorous turn-key program recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor not only provides access to new and younger pools of auditors but ensures consistent competencies for both new hires and existing employees and enables registrars to provide additional evidence to stakeholders (such as industry groups) of its auditor expertise.
The robust two-part program involves both virtual coursework at the University of San Diego as well as simultaneous in-depth on-the-job training at the associated registrar’s offices, allowing completion in as little as 6 months. For transitioning veterans, the U.S. Department of Defense’s Skill Bridge program pays for a portion of the apprentice’s salary.
One of six IAAR members participating in IAAR Apprenticeship Program, Eagle Registrar’s President Brad Shillito lauds IAAR Apprenticeship Program for “. . .elevating management system auditing to new heights, providing increased visibility and trust in the industry as a whole.”
One of the first professional apprenticeship programs ever registered with the DOL, IAAR Auditor Apprenticeship (IAA) program joins DOL’s stable of over 1,000 established apprenticeship programs, which have produced over 500,000 active apprentices in a variety of occupations.
In the coming months, plans call for IAAR to open this program to non-member certification bodies and IAAR member customers.
A trade association providing the leading voice in North American certification/registration to ISO management system standards, the Independent Association of Accredited Registrars (IAAR) members have registered 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies to these ISO standards, resulting in over 650,000 certificates, and works to promote accreditation of certification bodies.