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ASCC-UCEDD Director Chosen for FCC Committee

Ms. Tafaimamao Tua-Tupuola, Director of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC), has been selected to serve on the Disability Advisory Committee (DAC), a group made up of individuals recognized for their exemplary advocacy on behalf of the disability community, who will advise the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on a wide array of disability matters within the jurisdiction of the Commission and facilitate the participation of people with disabilities in proceedings before the Commission.

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ASCC-AWD Courses Upgraded and Approved by USDOL for Registered Apprenticeship

Courses in the Apprenticeship/Workforce Development (AWD) program offered by the Trades & Technology Division (TTD) of the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) are certified by the US Department of Labor (USDOL). Now, with new revisions approved by the USDOL, AWD courses in the professions of Automotive Technician, Carpenter or Welder can count towards a Registered Apprenticeship. Currently, participants in the late afternoon/early evening AWD courses, many of whom are working professionals seeking to increase their skill levels, work towards a Certificate of Completion for each individual course, which is accepted by the USDOL. By contrast, a Registered Apprenticeship certification indicates the completion of an entire training program in a particular area of expertise, after which the participant receives a Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship conferred by USDOL to become a journeyman.

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