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How Old is Too Old to Begin an Apprenticeship?

By |2021-04-13T16:04:10-04:00April 13th, 2021|Categories: Apprenticeships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Many of our apprentices are just beginning their professional lives. Some are fresh out of college, while others are choosing a different path from the traditional four-year degree and getting started straight from high school. Most are career changers. Perhaps neither of those applies to your situation. Maybe you already have some professional experience under [...]

Constructing a Career: Dakota’s Story

By |2021-04-07T14:17:21-04:00April 7th, 2021|Categories: Success Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Dakota works for Pearl Solutions Group as a Help Desk Technician, working with ConnectWise to handle about 15 support tickets and seven calls per day and occasionally going out into the field to handle issues. He’s completed three IT certifications and is on the cusp of fully graduating from his IT apprenticeship. A little over a year [...]

Mainframe or the Cloud? Mainframe and the Cloud?

By |2021-04-06T13:09:50-04:00April 6th, 2021|Categories: Mainframe Computing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s seems almost impossible that there’s a form of computer technology that’s more than a half century old, but there is. The first mainframe computer, the IBM 360, was introduced in 1964. Here in the 21st century more and more applications are moving to the cloud, of course, so it would be fair to wonder [...]

The Disadvantages of an Apprenticeship (and What We’re Doing About Them)

By |2021-03-30T11:05:18-04:00March 30th, 2021|Categories: Apprenticeships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

You might have figured out by now that we’re big believers in the power of apprenticeships in #ChangingTheAmericanWorkforce. Every day we see how apprenticeships can not only change workforces, but change lives. “I don’t know where I would be without this apprenticeship,” says a recent note we received from a candidate, and we hear similar [...]

Replaced By a Robot? Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Tech Careers

By |2021-03-23T15:44:42-04:00March 23rd, 2021|Categories: AI|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

You’ve seen the headlines about all the jobs that will be obsolete in the near future because of the burgeoning use of artificial intelligence (AI), and for decades we’ve heard about factory workers and other repetitive-task roles being replaced by robots. So how real is the threat? Does it make sense to pursue a tech [...]

Cybersecurity and the Future of Apprenticeships

By |2021-03-16T16:26:58-04:00March 16th, 2021|Categories: Tech Apprenticeships|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It was a busy year for the bad guys. Among the many changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic has been a greater focus on cybersecurity for businesses than at any time in the past. Here’s a look at what’s happened, and what the future most likely holds for tech apprenticeships in the network engineer [...]

The Top 8 Soft Skills for Tech Professionals

By |2021-03-09T14:53:38-05:00March 9th, 2021|Categories: Soft Skills|Tags: , , , , , , |

In a recent post we addressed the increasing need for tech professionals with solid “soft skills;” that is, not only the required technical training to fill a given role, but the ability to interact effectively with others. When the topic of soft skills comes up we immediately think of customer service. And help desk personnel [...]

The Digital Future of Retail

By |2021-03-03T10:10:08-05:00March 3rd, 2021|Categories: Tech Apprenticeships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The pandemic forced all of us to find new ways to accomplish things: Getting our work done without being in the office, ordering food without sitting in a restaurant, learning to Zoom instead of meeting in person with business colleagues or family members. We had to learn new ways to shop also, and many retailers [...]

The Soft Side of Tech for Help Desk Professionals

By |2021-02-24T14:49:05-05:00February 24th, 2021|Categories: Tech Jobs|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

One universal business truth in any industry is this: it’s less expensive to keep a customer than to go find a new one. It’s always a challenge to cultivate new customers, but it gets even harder when you can’t meet face to face or gather at networking events. Given the difficulty of keeping the new-business [...]

Tech Apprenticeships: The U.K. Shows the Way

By |2021-02-16T12:00:40-05:00February 16th, 2021|Categories: Tech Apprenticeships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

While acceptance of tech apprenticeships in the United States is growing exponentially, the concept has had a big head start in Europe, and specifically in the United Kingdom. So, if you want a glimpse of the future as it relates to apprenticeships in America, the U.K. is a great place to start. Some solid research [...]

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