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 [...]

7 Problems Apprenticeships Solve That Traditional Education Doesn’t

By |2019-08-19T09:11:01-04:00May 31st, 2017|Categories: Apprenticeships, Blog, Careers, Changing The American Workforce, Educators, Why Apprenticeships?, Workforce Development|Tags: , , , |

Re-imagined Programs Create Win-Win Opportunities for Everyone.  At the recent Celebration of Apprenticeships Conference in London, Franklin Apprenticeships co-founder Tom Bewick chaired a panel discussion about American Apprenticeship expansion. Bewick, a source of knowledge for UK apprenticeship training providers, led a vibrant discussion about the burgeoning commercial opportunities in the United States, where a major apprenticeship [...]

Bridging the Gap Between Community College Grads and Employers

By |2019-08-19T09:15:54-04:00February 8th, 2017|Categories: Apprenticeships, Blog, Careers, Changing The American Workforce, Educators, Employers, Why Apprenticeships?, Workforce Development|Tags: , , |

Apprenticeship Programs Provide Critical Training And Resources For Both Students And Employers. Surveys and studies concur: The skills gap between what college grads offer employers and what grads actually need to succeed in their new careers is very real. The American Association of Community Colleges issued a report in 2012, Reclaiming the American Dream: Community Colleges [...]

Defining the Need for Expanding Apprenticeship Programs in the U.S. [Infographic]

By |2019-08-19T09:18:58-04:00August 28th, 2016|Categories: Apprenticeships, Blog, Careers, Changing The American Workforce, Educators, Employers, Job Seekers, Why Apprenticeships?, Workforce Development, Workforce Shortages|Tags: , , , |

By 2020, America is projected to experience a shortfall of about 8 million workers, according to The Center for American Progress. Apprenticeship programs offer a solution for both businesses and potential employees to address this national concern. Download the Infographic below to learn more about the growing need for apprenticeships in the U.S., and the benefits of program creation and implementation for employers, educators, and workforce development agencies.