Need Tech Talent? Think Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship programs are on the rise due to employer demand and proven results. In June 2017 an Executive Order called for the nationwide expansion of apprenticeship programs to be led by the Department of Labor (DOL). To support these goals, PEAT is working with partners to build bridges between high growth industries and inclusive apprenticeships.
Why Apprenticeship Programs?
The tech industry is primed for apprenticeship success given the current scarcity of computer engineers. Combining classroom instruction with on-the-job training, apprenticeship programs can help companies quickly bring new and more diverse talent into the workplace. The IT apprenticeship program Apprenti has found that 84% of their tech apprentice applicants come from untapped talent pools—including people with disabilities, veterans, women, and minorities. Read more about the benefits apprenticeship programs offer.
Apprenticeship Pilot Models (AIM)
Apprenticeship Inclusion Model (AIM) is an initiative sponsored by DOL’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) to develop and test innovative inclusion strategies in apprenticeship programs for people with disabilities.
As part of this work, AIM is hosting a broader Community of Practice for interested practitioners and stakeholders to use and contribute to the resource library and learning community. Interested parties and organizations can join by filling out this form.
Apprenti provides a proven, reliable pipeline for underrepresented groups such as people with disabilities, minorities, women and veterans to gain training, certification, and placement within the talent-hungry tech industry. Through our innovative selection, certification and hiring process, we are bridging the talent gap and meeting the demands of the tech industry’s growing workforce.
Select PEAT partners already using apprenticeship programs: