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No College, No Debt, No Problem

By |2021-01-20T14:50:27-05:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: College Debt|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Not so long ago, young people completing their secondary education had a pretty binary choice for the most part: pursue a four-year degree, usually with a big assist from college loans, or learn a blue-collar trade and head into a career as an auto mechanic, carpenter, electrician or the like. There were few clear paths [...]

Avoiding Burnout in a Tech Role

By |2021-01-13T11:05:56-05:00January 13th, 2021|Categories: IT Apprenticeships, Tech Jobs|Tags: , |

On the list of occupational hazards for IT professionals, burnout often occupies the top rung. Working long and/or odd hours is something of a badge of honor in tech, and the repetitive nature of many roles can come to make you resent what you once loved. Here are some thoughts on avoiding – or dealing [...]

The Cybersecurity Skills Gap: Who’s To Blame?

By |2020-12-28T11:08:24-05:00December 28th, 2020|Categories: Skills Gap|Tags: , , , , |

If you’re a hiring manager, you know firsthand about the so-called ‘skills gap’ in cybersecurity, and nearly all IT areas, for that matter. The conventional thinking is that there just aren’t enough qualified candidates to fill those empty seats. In our travels we see a different story. We see a huge pool of talent, in [...]

Fear of Hiring: What’s Holding You Back?

By |2020-12-16T11:51:27-05:00December 16th, 2020|Categories: Hiring|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Does your organization have a fear of hiring? With all the curveballs thrown at us in this year of the pandemic, it’s no surprise that many organizations have been hesitant to step up and fully address their personnel needs. If you’re a hiring manager, diversity officer, CTO or CEO, chances are good that right now [...]

Getting Diversity Right: A New Approach

By |2020-12-08T11:54:08-05:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: Apprenticeships, Diversity|Tags: , , , , , |

In a recent survey by the Consumer Technology Association, the vast majority of organizations expressed a goal of “greater diversity and inclusion.” Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts have been a high priority for most organizations, and never more than in the wake of the widespread social activism that marked 2020. Yet a recent article [...]

The Buffalo News: M&T Bank on the hunt for diverse hires for mainframe jobs

By |2020-12-02T12:57:02-05:00December 2nd, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

The Buffalo News: M&T Bank mainframe jobs M&T Bank is on the hunt for diverse hires for IBM Z Mainframe jobs. Learn how Franklin Apprenticeships along with IBM and Urban Institute is helping them find and hire mainframe apprentices for their Z Development program. Read Article

Still Hiring for a Cultural Fit? Or a Better Culture?

By |2020-12-01T13:39:02-05:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Apprenticeship Program, Apprenticeships, Employers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

When you interview a candidate, you’re probably looking for not only the technical skills required for any given position, but also a sense that the person sitting across from you (or on the other end of that Zoom call) shares the attitudes, values and beliefs you associate with your organization … the so-called “cultural fit.” [...]

Tech Apprenticeships: Overcoming Fear in Uncertain Times

By |2020-11-18T16:45:21-05:00November 18th, 2020|Categories: Apprenticeships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By design, apprenticeships address many significant issues faced by hiring managers and their organizations. Are apprenticeships still a viable answer in these times of remote work and budget cuts? A new report says, emphatically, “yes.” The report, titled “Advancing Tech Apprenticeships,” was produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), who in conjunction with IBM have [...]

Franklin Apprenticeships marks National Apprenticeship Week

By |2020-11-16T09:45:19-05:00November 13th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Developing new occupational standards as a Standards Recognition Entity BALTIMORE, MD, November 13, 2020: Franklin Apprenticeships, a Maryland-based national apprenticeship delivery expert organization, this week marked National Apprenticeship Week with the development of new occupational standards to provide solid foundations for high-quality Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs). Recently named a Standards Recognition Entity (SRE) by the [...]

The Future Workforce: Where Do Tech Apprenticeships Fit In?

By |2020-11-09T11:05:05-05:00November 9th, 2020|Categories: Tech Apprenticeships|Tags: , , , , , |

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) recently completed its 2020 Future of Work: 2020 CTA Member Survey, a wide-ranging look at tech industry workplaces. The survey reflects the many changes to the work environment wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, but what’s really notable is how little the big picture – the hot-button issues for managers and [...]

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