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

By |2019-10-10T17:09:15-04:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: Apprenticeships, Blog, Careers, Changing The American Workforce, Educators, Employers, Franklin Apprenticeships Careers, Workforce Development|

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 |2019-08-19T08:37:51-04:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Apprenticeships, Automotive Apprenticeships, Blog, Careers, Changing The American Workforce, Employers, Franklin Apprenticeships Careers, Franklin Apprenticeships Opportunities, Job Seekers, Missouri AutoMOtive! Apprenticeship Program, Workforce Development, Workforce Shortages|

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.

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

By |2019-10-10T17:11:09-04:00March 24th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Careers, Changing The American Workforce, Employers, Workforce Development, Workforce Shortages|

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 |2019-10-10T16:57:56-04:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Apprenticeships, Automotive Apprenticeships, Blog, Changing The American Workforce, Digital Apprenticeships, Employers, Franklin Digital Apprenticeship Program, IT Apprenticeships, Missouri AutoMOtive! Apprenticeship Program, Missouri Digital Apprenticeship Program, Why Apprenticeships?, Workforce Development, Workforce Shortages|

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.

Where Have All the Women Gone?

By |2019-08-19T08:47:11-04:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Apprenticeships, Blog, Careers, Changing The American Workforce, Digital Apprenticeships, Franklin Apprenticeships Careers, Franklin Digital Apprenticeship Program, IT Apprenticeships, Job Seekers, Missouri Digital Apprenticeship Program, Why Apprenticeships?, Workforce Development|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. [...]

What’s Happening in the US Apprenticeship Industry?

By |2019-08-19T08:48:39-04:00June 30th, 2018|Categories: Apprenticeships, Blog, Careers, Changing The American Workforce, Job Seekers, Why Apprenticeships?, Workforce Development, Workforce Shortages|Tags: , , , , , , |

Coverage of Trump’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion   The Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion submitted their final report to the President on May 10, 2018. The task force was initiated in response to President Trump’s June 15, 2017 Executive Order, Expanding Apprenticeships in America, “to identify strategies and proposals to promote apprenticeships, especially in sectors [...]

New Report Outlines Options for US Apprenticeship Policy Changes

By |2019-08-19T08:53:55-04:00February 8th, 2018|Categories: Apprenticeships, Blog, Careers, Changing The American Workforce, Job Seekers, Why Apprenticeships?|Tags: , , |

Ryan Craig and Tom Bewick are labor market and education experts with a vision. Craig is Managing Director of University Ventures, in addition to being speaker, writer, and analyst on 21st century workforce and education issues. Bewick is President of the Transatlantic Apprenticeship Exchange forum, co-founder of Franklin Apprenticeships, and former advisor on apprenticeships to the British Government.

Recent Report Validates Room for US Apprenticeship Expansion

By |2019-08-19T08:54:50-04:00December 18th, 2017|Categories: Apprenticeships, Blog, Careers, Changing The American Workforce, Employers, Job Seekers, Why Apprenticeships?|Tags: , |

Can Market Facts Change Market Perceptions? A recently released report from Harvard Business School and Burning Glass Technologies validates the fact that there is opportunity to expand US apprenticeships into new fields of occupations.   Room to Grow, Identifying New Frontiers for Apprenticeships analyzed the Burning Glass job postings data and discovered: Ø  The number of occupations [...]

Kim Nichols Published In Manufacturing.net

By |2019-08-19T09:20:19-04:00December 15th, 2017|Categories: Apprenticeships, Blog, Changing The American Workforce, Franklin Apprenticeships Interviews, Why Apprenticeships?, Workforce Development|Tags: , , , |

The US’ manufacturing industry is facing a talent crisis. There are key roles in the industry that need to be filled by skilled workers, and the country doesn’t have enough. In an article published in December 2017, Kim Nichols, CEO of Franklin Apprenticeships discusses the need enhance and modernize America’s apprenticeship programs. According to a recent [...]

The Growing Technological Skills Gap in the Wake of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

By |2019-08-19T09:07:26-04:00September 11th, 2017|Categories: Apprenticeships, Blog, Changing The American Workforce, Digital Apprenticeships, IT Apprenticeships, Job Seekers, Why Apprenticeships?, Workforce Development, Workforce Shortages|Tags: , , |

Are Apprenticeships an Answer? We have faced three industrial revolutions, and, according to the World Economic Forum, a Fourth Industrial Revolution is imminent. On the coat tails of the Third Industrial Revolution of 1969, which brought us mass production, this next phase is a technological revolution, described as “the advent of ‘cyber-physical systems’ involving entirely new [...]