Shifting Gears Mid-Career: Navigating a New Profession in the High-Tech Automotive Industry

By |2019-07-12T11:20:57-04:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Losing your job mid-way through your career was never part of the plan. Your goal was to retire comfortably from a solid job in your industry of choice. Downsizing, layoffs — these were never supposed to happen to you. Re-Starting your Career Engine And yet, here you are: a seasoned worker with an array of [...]

The “Chicken or Egg” Debate Among HR Leaders: Credentials or Potential When Hiring?

By |2019-07-18T12:05:27-04:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Last spring, Learning House and Future Workplace surveyed 600 human resource leaders about the nationwide skills gap crisis, the state of hiring processes, and the difficulties of identifying qualified candidates. As job openings in the U.S. continue to rise, nearly half of the HR leaders questioned blame higher education for the skills gap. Approximately 47 [...]

Gearing Up for a Shift in the Automotive Workforce

By |2019-06-18T10:11:24-04:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

We live in a world inundated with technology, so it comes as no surprise that consumers seek similar digital access and advances integrated into their driving experience. These range from the obvious — navigation, entertainment, climate control, and hands-free access — to innovations in safety, performance, and diagnostics.

PODCAST: Frank Valdivieso, President & CEO of Gryphon Consulting Discusses the Value of the New Digital Apprenticeships Program in Maryland June 11

By |2019-07-17T12:23:11-04:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

For the inaugural “Changing the American Workforce” podcast interview, Frank Valdivieso, President and CEO of Gryphon Consulting, discusses why he chose to be one of the first employers to participate in our new Digital Apprenticeship program in Maryland. The shortage of skilled tech workers is a significant problem for Maryland business owners. Finding qualified candidates [...]

Case Study Interview Part 1: Franklin Apprenticeships Co-Founder Reveals How Microsoft UK Tackles Skilled Labor Shortages with Apprenticeships

By |2019-07-11T17:20:19-04:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Summer, 2019 Franklin Apprenticeships co-founder Dominic Gill has developed some of the most successful skills management training programs for world leading IT companies. Dominic discusses his work with Microsoft Apprenticeships to help solve the UK’s IT/digital skilled labor shortages in the case study interview below. Company: Microsoft UK Challenge: A shortage of skilled talent for [...]

Solving Your Digital Workforce Crisis With An Innovative Approach

By |2019-07-17T12:38:42-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog, Maryland Digital Apprenticeship Program|

Is your organization facing challenges finding, hiring, and retaining tech talent? Are you finding applicants with the skills and knowledge needed to support your IT help desk? And, are you identifying candidates with the talent and experience required to move your IT help desk or engineer networks forward?  All so critical to business success today?

Employers Discuss the Top Three Drivers of the U.S. Talent Shortage – And How to Change Direction

By |2019-07-17T12:30:33-04:00March 24th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Why Apprenticeships|

Last year, ManpowerGroup released their 2018 Talent Shortage Survey discussing the Skills Revolution, and why employers should shift their focus from just in time hiring strategies to becoming the builders of talent for today and tomorrow. In this survey, 61 percent of U.S. employers cited a lack of applicants, a lack of experience, and a lack of hard skills as the top three drivers for talent shortages within their respective organizations.

Apprenticeships: The Answer to Your Organization’s Latest and Greatest Emerging Risk

By |2019-07-17T12:42:20-04:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Blog, Why Apprenticeships|

Speed of innovation, increasing regulations, and the pace of digitalization all remain as top risks facing organizations. But what is the latest and greatest emerging risk to enter the board room that is here to stay? Staff shortages. That’s right – you read this correctly. The top emerging risk facing organizations isn’t responding to cybersecurity threats, or addressing GDPR – it’s the talent gap.

The Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Academy:  Answering a Growing Supply and Demand Dilemma

By |2019-07-18T09:50:04-04:00October 7th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Why Apprenticeships|Tags: , , , |

Build vs. Buy: Solving the Cyber Talent Shortage, Today Cybersecurity Ventures says the worldwide deficit of qualified cybersecurity professionals will reach 3.5 million by 2021. Yet,  CSO’s Top 5 cybersecurity facts, figures and statistics for 2018 paint a more dire picture: Since every IT position is responsible for protecting and defending data, apps, devices, infrastructure, and [...]

Where Have All the Women Gone?

By |2019-05-20T14:50:46-04:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Why Apprenticeships|Tags: , , , , , |

How Apprenticeships Help the IT Industry Attract and Retain Female Talent For a growing number of women, the tech industry is losing its charm – even though it is one of the highest paying growth industries in America.  More than half the US workforce is women, but only 20% of tech jobs are held by women. [...]