The opportunities that effective apprenticeship programs provide are, to a certain extent, without parallel. And I’m saying this out of experience. Given the dozens of companies that I’ve consulted, Apprenticeships under the umbrella of companies provide the needed competencies, especially for technical roles.
Companies are slowly realising that for the long run, its actually works out even better when it comes training and talent acquisition, as reported by Reuter’s in “Living the tech dream, thanks to a novel apprenticeship program”
According to the report, new college graduates often will need to complete a program to be job-ready because programming languages and platforms change so quickly.
Training at universities or even specialty classes at colleges also do not quite stack up when it comes to hiring for a role such as cloud administrators which require specific certificates.
A 26 year old, with no college degree or background in STEM, is working a developer at Avvo, an online marketplace for legal services. He is a graduate of a program called Apprenti – which provides education and on-the-job training for tech jobs to non-traditional recruits.
“I never really thought I could do it. But once I dug deep, I gave it my all,” said Rico.Enrique Rico, 26, a developer at Avvo
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