The local also collaborates with high schools and vocational centers to offer a two-year, state-funded Youth Transition to Work (YTTW
) Program for high school juniors and seniors in both disciplines.
Misciagna also serves as director of the Youth Transition to Work (YTTW
) grant program, a state-funded telecommunications pre-apprenticeship program for high school students, and has overseen the development of a new accelerated baccalaureate program with a concentration in telecommunications studies offered by Local 164 in conjunction with the National Labor College in Silver Spring, Md.
The Local also provides training, apprenticeship and work programs for students aged 16-22 through the Youth Transition to Work Program (YTTW
) in partnership with eight technical schools in New Jersey.