PODCAST: Tips for Your Apprenticeship Interview … Including the “Dos” and “Don’ts”

PODCAST: Tips for Your Apprenticeship Interview … Including the “Dos” and “Don’ts”

In this episode of Franklin Apprenticeships’ AutoMOtive! Apprentice podcast series, we talk to Scott Turnbaugh, Franklin’s lead Career Agent, and Robin Ferguson, a 20+ year automotive industry veteran, about how to prepare for your interview — in addition to interview dos and don’ts — so you are ready to ace it.

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the interview phase of your journey to become an automotive apprentice.

But as a dislocated worker gearing up for a new profession in a different industry, it can be daunting to go through an interview process after many years.  We also realize you might be feeling a bit out of practice when it comes to doing interviews. But we want to reassure you —you can do this!

As your advocate, we act as your sports agent, and represent you to employers. Our goal is to find your perfect match — the employer that is your best fit.  And, we want to help you nail the interview with the employer that’s right for you.

So in this podcast, we’ve got you covered. We talk about how to prepare for the interview, and provide a few “dos and don’ts” so you can feel confident in your interview.

Here are the questions we will answer:

  •     How will our recruiters/career agents work with you throughout this process? (1:54)
  •     Do candidates have to pay for Franklin Apprenticeships’ services? (2:43)
  •     What are our interview recommendations for applicants? (3:01)
  •     What are some major interview killers? What should candidates avoid when interviewing? (5:00)

Need some help prepping for your interview? Then click here to find out how to move one step closer to your new career. Or contact us to shift your search for a brand new career into high gear today! 

PODCAST: I Submitted my Resume for Franklin AutoMOtive!…But What Happens Next?

PODCAST: I Submitted my Resume for Franklin AutoMOtive!…But What Happens Next?

In this episode of Franklin Apprenticeships’ AutoMOtive! Apprentice podcast series, we talk to Scott Turnbaugh, Franklin’s lead Career Agent, Robin Ferguson, a 20+ year automotive industry veteran, and Christina Hurtado, a Franklin Apprenticeships’ Success Coach, about what happens after you submit your resume.

You’ve now taken the leap and submitted your resume to become a Franklin AutoMOtive! apprentice. Nice job!

But what can you expect now that it’s been submitted? What should you anticipate in terms of timing for an interview? Will you make the first cut?  It’s a big step you’ve just taken, and we want you to feel comfortable and in complete control of the process by answering these questions for you.

In this podcast, we talk to Scott Turnbaugh, Robin Ferguson, and Christina Hurtado, who will give you a step-by-step description of what happens once you have submitted your resume so you know exactly what to expect. You’ll also learn tips on what you can do to make the first cut.

Don’t sit around waiting. Find out what comes next by turning the volume up and listening to this podcast.

Here are the questions we will answer:

  • What are the next steps to expect after you submit your interest online? (2:12)
  • What happens once you are sent to the local Job Center? (3:52)
  • How long does it take to get an interview? (4:48)
  • What helpful tips can be shared to make the first cut? (5:30)

Are you ready to make the first cut? Then click here to find out how to move one step closer to your new career. Or contact us to shift your search for a brand new career into high gear today! 

PODCAST: A Day in the Life of a Franklin AutoMOtive! Apprentice

PODCAST: A Day in the Life of a Franklin AutoMOtive! Apprentice

In this episode of Franklin Apprenticeships’ AutoMOtive! Apprentice podcast series, we talk to Scott Turnbaugh, Franklin’s lead Career Agent, Robin Ferguson, a 20+ year automotive industry veteran, and Reed Smith, a Franklin Apprenticeships’ Success Coach, about what a normal day looks like for a Franklin automotive apprentice.

As a dislocated worker, the idea of “going back to school” and learning about a whole new profession in an unfamiliar industry can feel a bit intimidating. Especially when also exploring these opportunities as an apprentice.   

You may feel on edge, and this is understandable. But we want to reassure you that you have nothing to worry about — this program will build your confidence, boost your skills, and grow your earning potential.

In this podcast, we talk to Scott Turnbaugh, Franklin’s lead Career Agent, Robin Ferguson, a 20+ year automotive industry veteran who is instrumental in connecting Franklin’s apprentices with employers, and Reed Smith, a Franklin Success Coach dedicated to helping apprentices successfully complete their programs. Each Franklin team member will share insights into what a day in your life may look like as a Franklin AutoMOtive! apprentice.

Our goal is for you to work in a family-like atmosphere where you can excel and grow. So listen up, because here is what else you’ll discover in this podcast: 

  • What a day in the life of an AutoMOtive! apprentice looks like. (2:14)
  • How this program allows for someone to walk in cold from another occupation, and start as an employee from Day 1. (3:26)
  • If it’s intimidating to go “back to school”. (4:29)
  • The skills you need to become an apprentice. (5:21)
  • How the pay works. (6:25)

If you have a great attitude, a genuine interest in cars, and like to work with your hands, click here, because you are the perfect candidate. Contact us to shift your search for a brand new career into high gear today! 

Solving the IoT Skills Gap, One Apprentice at a Time

Solving the IoT Skills Gap, One Apprentice at a Time

PODCAST: Is This Automotive Apprenticeship for Real???

PODCAST: Is This Automotive Apprenticeship for Real???

For Franklin Apprenticeships’ inaugural AutoMOtive! Apprentice podcast series, we ask Scott Turnbaugh, Franklin’s lead Career Agent, and Robin Ferguson, a 20+ year automotive industry veteran, is this apprenticeship for real — or is it too good to be true?

With all of the “get a job today” scams circling in the market, you may be thinking that this program sounds too good to be true. You’re not alone.

Scott Turnbaugh, Franklin’s lead Career Agent, and Robin Ferguson, a 20+ year automotive industry veteran who is instrumental in connecting Franklin’s apprentices with employers, are often asked: is this for real? Do I need to pay anything to apply? Will I really get paid from day one? Can I stay with the same company after graduating from the program?

In this podcast, we answer your questions about our program, and hope to reassure you that yes, this is the real deal! So if you’re feeling a bit skeptical about the program, listen up, because this is the podcast for you.

Here is what you’ll discover:

  • What exactly the program is all about. (2:13)
  • Is an apprentice a full-time employee or temp? How does that work? (3:51)
  • If a candidate picks up skills quickly, can he or she move through a program faster? (4:59)
  • What are the requirements to be an apprentice? (6:17)
  • The steps to take to become an apprentice yourself. (7:15)

What are you waiting for? Click here to learn more about life as an AutoMOtive! apprentice. Or, contact us to shift your search for a brand new career into high gear today.

New Podcast Series Announcement: Navigating Your Road Forward as an AutoMOtive! Apprentice

New Podcast Series Announcement: Navigating Your Road Forward as an AutoMOtive! Apprentice

This month, Franklin Apprenticeships will be releasing a new podcast series to help dislocated workers in the State of Missouri learn about the opportunities available as a modern apprentice in the automotive industry.

We understand that downsizing and layoffs were never a part of your plan. And now, as a worker making a mid-career transition, you want to find the right opportunity to excel in a stable position and earn a comfortable living without going into massive debt.

Missouri AutoMOtive! is a partnership between the Missouri Division of Workforce Development and our company that will put you on the fast track to becoming a certified Automotive Service Technician in a year (or less).

But, we realize you may have a lot of questions about this apprenticeship. Is this a good opportunity for me (and my family)? Why the automotive industry? Is this program for real? What can I expect? How do I enroll?

Our new podcast series will explore everything you need to know about life as a Franklin AutoMOtive! apprentice. We will help navigate your questions about our program, the industry, and what to expect. For example, our first few episodes will cover topics such as:

  • Reasons to consider an automotive apprenticeship
  • What a typical day may look like for you earning and learning as an apprentice
  • The process behind being matched with your ideal employer

 Our program might seem too good to be true, but it’s real, and it’s a great opportunity if you’re a dislocated worker in the State.

So keep an eye (and ear) out for our upcoming episodes to jump start your fresh, new career! Or, contact us to shift your search for a brand new career into high gear today.

 

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

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

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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 with the appropriate mix of company-specific skills and cutting-edge training on the technologies being used today has become a top IT workforce challenge.  

To address this issue, Franklin Apprenticeships recently announced that we have partnered with the Maryland Department of Labor to develop a Digital Apprenticeship program for the state. Our new program provides high quality, long-term employees for Maryland employers.

Gryphon Consulting, an IT services company that specializes in helping small and medium-sized businesses effectively deploy and leverage technology in their organizations, is an inaugural employer of our innovative apprenticeship program.

In this podcast interview, Frank Valdivieso, President and CEO of Gryphon Consulting, and President of the DC Chapter of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP), discusses how our Digital Apprenticeship program will enhance his overall business success.

Our podcast provides insights into the following key topics:

  •      An overview of Gryphon Consulting, and the IT services the company provides. (.35)
  •      The top workforce challenges the IT sector faces today. (1.34)
  •      How modern apprenticeships can help solve employer challenges. (2.34)
  •      Why Gryphon Consulting joined the program. (4.45)
  •      What Gryphon Consulting hopes to achieve through the program. (6.28)

Discover how Franklin Digital can help build your IT workforce by visiting our program page here. Or, contact us to discuss starting a modern apprenticeship program in your company.

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