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.

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

By |2019-10-10T16:51:56-04:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: About Franklin Apprenticeships, Apprenticeships, Blog, Digital Apprenticeships, Employers, Franklin Digital Apprenticeship Program, IT Apprenticeships, Podcasts|

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 [...]

Solving Your Digital Workforce Crisis With An Innovative Approach

By |2019-10-10T16:55:36-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Apprenticeships, Blog, Digital Apprenticeships, Employers, Franklin Digital Apprenticeship Program, IT Apprenticeships, Missouri Digital Apprenticeship Program, Why Apprenticeships?, Workforce Development, Workforce Shortages|

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 |2019-10-10T17:11:09-04:00March 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.

Build vs. Buy: Solving the Cyber Talent Shortage, Today

By |2019-10-10T17:01:22-04:00October 7th, 2018|Categories: Apprenticeships, Blog, Digital Apprenticeships, Employers, Franklin Digital Apprenticeship Program, IT Apprenticeships, Missouri Digital Apprenticeship Program, Why Apprenticeships?, Workforce Development, Workforce Shortages|Tags: , , , |

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 people – every IT position is also, to a [...]

Cybersecurity Talent Shortage – A Solution for Financial Services and Insurance

By |2019-08-19T08:50:58-04:00April 10th, 2018|Categories: Apprenticeships, Blog, Careers, Digital Apprenticeships, Employers, IT Apprenticeships, Why Apprenticeships?, Workforce Shortages|Tags: |

This US industry is prime for a cybersecurity apprenticeship movement! Cybersecurity, one of the fastest growing job skills of the new economy, is also one that holds the fastest growing skills gap. For the financial services and insurance industry –the largest spenders and consumers of cybersecurity technology next to government – the cybersecurity talent shortage threat [...]

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 [...]

Who Will Take Care of Mom and Dad?

By |2019-08-19T09:05:25-04:00November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Apprenticeships, Blog, Careers, Employers, Why Apprenticeships?|Tags: , , , |

Addressing America’s Growing Home Health Aide Crisis Home Health Aides – a member of the Direct Care Workers category alongside Nursing Assistants (usually known as Certified Nursing Assistants or CNAs), and Personal Care Aides – is one of the lowest paying fields in not only healthcare, but also in the economy. In 2016, the Bureau of [...]