In today’s world of a largely male-dominated tech industry, it’s remarkable to think that women played prominent— even critical — roles in the early days of computing. Today, only 20 percent of tech jobs are held by women. In a sector experiencing a faster-than-average growth rate, it’s clear that something is wrong. It’s past time [...]
The shortage of skilled workers is a significant problem in the U.S. that continues to grow. For many executives, talent shortages top the charts as the greatest emerging risk companies currently face. Apprenticeship programs offer a high-value solution to the growing skilled labor crisis, but are not considered as a natural talent acquisition option in [...]
Solving the IoT Skills Gap, One Apprentice at a Time GalleryAbout Franklin Apprenticeships, Apprenticeships, Blog, Careers, Digital Apprenticeships, Franklin Apprenticeships News, Franklin Digital Apprenticeship Program, Missouri Digital Apprenticeship Program, Podcasts, Why Apprenticeships?
Each day it seems there’s a brand new gadget, app, or network ready to connect us. It began with communication, but over time it’s evolved to include wearables that track health and fitness, household integration, and security innovations in addition to advances in industrial, automotive, and surveillance technology. Data is gathered, shared, and processed, enabling devices [...]
PODCAST: Frank Valdivieso, President & CEO of Gryphon Consulting Discusses the Value of the New Digital Apprenticeships Program in Maryland June 11
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
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 [...]
Baltimore Business Journal Highlights New Partnership Between Franklin Apprenticeships and the State of Maryland
This Monday, Franklin Apprenticeships officially announced that is has partnered with the State of Maryland to provide local employers with a solution to their lack of qualified applicants in the IT arena – where the demand for tech workers is projected to be among the fastest growing. The Baltimore Business Journal covered [...]
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?
Franklin Apprenticeships announced today, May 20, 2019, a press release communicating the benefits of a new partnership with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation to bring its Digital Apprenticeship program to the State. The program is a response to the growing demand from Maryland employers who need assistance filling their talent pipeline with [...]
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.
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 [...]