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The Role of Coaching in Apprenticeships

By |2021-05-31T14:25:39-04:00May 31st, 2021|Categories: Apprenticeships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

While coaching has long been embraced at the executive level in business, more and more organizations are recognizing its value throughout all levels of their workforces and embracing a culture of coaching. Here’s a brief look at how coaching fits into the picture for tech apprenticeships. Coaching vs. managing Separating the concept of coaching from [...]

Interviewing for a Tech Job: 5 Questions

By |2021-05-25T14:14:41-04:00May 25th, 2021|Categories: Tech Jobs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Whether you’re considering an apprenticeship or a traditional job in the tech field, you can expect a series of interviews just as you would with any other position. You should of course be prepared for traditional interview questions like: Tell me about a time when something didn’t go as you had hoped, and how you [...]

5 Components of Emotional Intelligence and Why they Matter in a Tech Career

By |2021-05-18T11:30:29-04:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: Emotional Intelligence|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As a Franklin Apprentice, you’ll be on a carefully-designed schedule to achieve the technical certifications that will form the basis for your new career. And as you might know, you’ll have a Personal Success Coach to work with, tracking your progress weekly. Your Success Coach, however, will also be working with you to help develop [...]

Top 5 Reasons to Become a Tech Apprentice

By |2021-05-11T12:49:26-04:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Apprenticeships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There are plenty of great reasons to consider apprenticeship as the path to your tech career, and every day we see how apprenticeships change lives for the better. Based on our experience, these are the top five reasons to consider a tech apprenticeship: Demand for Tech Personnel Even through the pandemic, companies have been challenged [...]

5 Tech Hiring Challenges, and How Apprenticeships Can Help

By |2021-05-05T11:46:32-04:00May 5th, 2021|Categories: Tech Jobs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

While the pandemic had a significant impact on employment, one longer-term trend remains unchanged: Companies continue to have major challenges with recruiting personnel to fill their empty seats in tech roles. There are many reasons why this is so, but here’s a look at five major issues … and how apprenticeships help organizations address them. [...]

Apprenticeships in America: Catching Up

By |2021-04-26T15:22:40-04:00April 26th, 2021|Categories: Apprenticeships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s no secret that the United States has lagged behind Europe – and specifically the United Kingdom – in the adoption of apprenticeships. Why is that, and are we closing the gap? A few statistics for perspective: As recently as 2014, an article in The Atlantic noted that only about five percent of young people [...]

Success Story: Joseph

By |2021-04-21T11:14:53-04:00April 21st, 2021|Categories: Success Stories|

Joseph came to us after trying community college for a time. He felt that the college track was not right for him, and as he researched other opportunities he came across Franklin Apprenticeships. He recently completed his Help Desk apprenticeship, working for KTL Solutions in Frederick, MD. From here we’ll let Joseph tell the story: [...]

Success Story: Lawrence A.

By |2021-04-26T15:35:10-04:00April 21st, 2021|Categories: Success Stories|

An American success story in the making, Lawrence had spent nearly two decades in hotel security after immigrating to the U. S. from Nigeria. He was anxious for any kind of foot in the door to a better opportunity with room for growth. Lawrence has already seen growth, passing his first two certifications and enjoying [...]

Can Apprenticeship Fight Inequality?

By |2021-04-22T13:49:14-04:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Apprenticeships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The battle against inequality continues to be front and center throughout American society, and especially in the workplace, as employers devote more and more attention to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). While there is neither a single cause nor a single cure for inequality in the workplace, our educational system undoubtedly plays a role. Students [...]

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 [...]

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