Solving the IoT Skills Gap, One Apprentice at a Time

By |2019-11-25T17:20:13-05:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: About 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 [...]

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

By |2019-09-16T16:02:22-04:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: About Franklin Apprenticeships, Apprenticeships, Automotive Apprenticeships, Blog, Careers, Franklin Apprenticeships News, Missouri AutoMOtive! Apprenticeship Program, Podcasts, Why Apprenticeships?|

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 [...]

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?

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 [...]

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 CEO Discusses Tomorrow’s Advanced Manufacturing Talent – Gen Z

By |2019-08-19T08:49:27-04:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: About Franklin Apprenticeships, Apprenticeships, Blog, Franklin Apprenticeships Interviews, Franklin Apprenticeships News, Why Apprenticeships?|Tags: , , , , , |

In a recent article published in AdvancedManufacturing.org, Kim Nichols, Franklin Apprenticeships Founder and CEO, explains why Gen Z is a “match made by mother nature” for Advanced Manufacturers and apprenticeships. Apprenticeship programs are becoming increasingly attractive to manufacturers, worldwide.  Yet, despite testimony from progressive US manufacturers who leverage apprenticeships to develop, grow, and retain workers in [...]

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 [...]

Modern Apprenticeships: A Tip for Modern Manufacturers

By |2019-08-19T08:52:07-04:00March 21st, 2018|Categories: Apprenticeships, Blog, Careers, Franklin Apprenticeships Interviews, Why Apprenticeships?|Tags: , |

Area Development Interviews Franklin Apprenticeships CEO about Modern Apprenticeships In a recent article, Apprenticeships are a Win-Win for Industries and Workers, Area Development’s editor asked our CEO, Kim Nichols, questions regarding today’s perception of manufacturing. They also discussed the status of the adoption of modern apprenticeships for workforce development in the US. This topic is one [...]