Today’s apprenticeship programs aren’t just for trade positions anymore!
Today’s challenges are finding and keeping talented employees — keeping them local and keeping them loyal!
Many available workers are lacking the right skills to fill open positions. Apprenticeships help to close these skill gaps by helping individuals reskill or make a mid-career switch.
According to the Department of Labor, approximately 150,000 businesses have integrated the apprenticeship model into their talent development strategy.
- 97% of these businesses would recommend apprenticeship programs.
- 91% of students participating in apprenticeship programs stay at their place of employment after the apprenticeship program ends.
What is an apprenticeship program?
An apprenticeship program is a structured “Learn and Earn” program that combines classroom learning along with structured on-the-job training guided by a mentor. The goal for apprenticeship programs is to provide workers with a set of skills that meet the specific needs of local employers using a flexible learning approach.
To whom are apprenticeships geared?
Apprenticeship programs are for people of all ages who want to learn by doing! They also earn a salary while they gain real skills and knowledge to obtain a job in their chosen career.
How does apprenticeships benefit the employer?
Apprenticeship programs offer employers the opportunity to strengthen and build their workforce by providing a tailored high-quality talent pipeline. This results in a well-trained employee who thrives in their environment, culture and job. Employers get to put their personal stamp on this program to get the right kinds of employees for their company!
If you would like to work with us to create an apprenticeship program that will produce employees to fill an existing gap in your workforce, please contact Brenda Elliott, director of apprenticeship programming, at email@example.com.