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The Role of Coaching in Apprenticeships

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 managing is difficult if [...]

Interviewing for a Tech Job: 5 Questions

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 responded. Where do you [...]

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

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 your “soft skills.” These [...]

Top 5 Reasons to Become a Tech Apprentice

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 to find enough qualified [...]

5 Tech Hiring Challenges, and How Apprenticeships Can Help

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. Lack of Qualified Personnel [...]

Apprenticeships in America: Catching Up

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 in the U.S. are [...]

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