Six Realities of Working in Auto Repair Today

By |2019-08-21T13:28:56-04:00August 21st, 2019|Categories: Apprenticeships, Automotive Apprenticeships, Blog, Job Seekers, Missouri AutoMOtive! Apprenticeship Program|

Here you are, mid-career and searching for a new path forward. You want something competitive, a job that challenges you, one that allows you to use the skills you’ve worked hard to develop along with the opportunity to accelerate your earning potential.  You’ve never really considered a job in the automotive industry, despite the fact that [...]

Reinventing Yourself After Being Let Go: Five Reasons to Consider an Automotive Apprenticeship

By |2019-08-19T08:36:52-04:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Apprenticeships, Automotive Apprenticeships, Blog, Careers, Franklin Apprenticeships Opportunities, Job Seekers, Missouri AutoMOtive! Apprenticeship Program|

You lost your job. Such a simple statement, yet it’s wholly incapable of capturing the overwhelming complexities you’re facing. There’s certainly the loss of income, but there’s also the loss of identity, and of the ability to define yourself based upon the career you’d hoped to have until you retired.   Grieving the loss of your [...]

Franklin Apprenticeships Signs White House’s “Pledge to America’s Workers” to Fill Growing Number of Job Openings in Tech Field

By |2019-08-12T13:20:54-04:00July 30th, 2019|Categories: Apprenticeships, Blog, Digital Apprenticeships, IT Apprenticeships, Job Seekers, Press Releases, Workforce Development, Workforce Shortages|

On July 30, 2019, Franklin Apprenticeships announced that it has signed the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) White House’s Pledge to America’s Workers. The Pledge currently has more than 50 CTA members — including previous signatories Amazon, Apple, AT&T, Best Buy, Ford, HP, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Toyota, VISA, and Walmart — that have committed to [...]

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.

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 [...]

Franklin Apprenticeships Beta Launches “AskFranklin”, America’s First National Apprenticeship Job Board

By |2019-08-19T08:52:49-04:00March 18th, 2018|Categories: About Franklin Apprenticeships, Blog, Franklin Apprenticeships News, Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , |

March 12, 2018 (BALTIMORE, MD) –– In an announcement made today,  Franklin Apprenticeships beta launched “AskFranklin”, America’s first National Apprenticeship Job Board. AskFranklin is the first national apprenticeship job board of its kind that connects employers, aspiring apprentices, and apprenticeship services providers. In addition to apprenticeship job listings, AskFranklin includes content and videos supporting a modern apprenticeship [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]