Apprenticeships vs. Recruiters: Which Makes More Sense?

By |2020-09-23T15:43:39-04:00September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Why Apprenticeships?|

If you’re an IT hiring manager, we don’t have to tell you the challenges of keeping your talent pipeline full in the best of times. And 2020 has not been the best of times, with the remote work environment adding several new layers of difficulty to the process of vetting, interviewing and hiring new team [...]

You Just Graduated – Now What Can You Do?

By |2020-05-06T14:30:37-04:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Apprenticeship Program, Apprenticeships, Careers, Franklin Apprenticeships Careers, IT Apprenticeships, Why Apprenticeships?|Tags: , , |

You spent the last 12, 16, or more years in school. You have invested a lot of hard work. You have an interest in the technology field.  Whether you have applied to colleges, or have just completed your college career — you have some important questions about what you can do to get a good [...]

Apprenticeships: The Learning Supermind Approach for Upskilling Employees Are You One of the Many That Do This Wrong?

By |2020-04-23T11:39:31-04:00April 23rd, 2020|Categories: About Franklin Apprenticeships, Apprenticeship Program, Hiring Strategy, IT Apprenticeships, Remote Workforce, Upskilling, Why Apprenticeships?|Tags: , , , , , |

Fast Company’s The Future of Work article Companies know upskilling is critical. That doesn’t mean they’re doing it right by Gianna Giacomelli outlines common sense flaws and fixes for upskilling employees. According to Giacomelli, With a growing skills shortage in the workforce, companies are desperate to hire the talent needed to succeed in an age [...]

Top Reads for the New Year

By |2020-01-16T16:35:15-05:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Changing The American Workforce, IT Apprenticeships, Why Apprenticeships?, Workforce Development, Workforce Shortages|Tags: , , , , , |

Making a 2020 Resolution Towards Change - Happy 2020 from Franklin Apprenticeships! As we embark on yet another year into the 4th Industrial Revolution, we think it is time for some New Year resolutions - resolutions that can continue to bring change to how we view education and opportunity for America’s workforce. With that, Franklin Apprenticeships [...]

Solving the IoT Skills Gap, One Apprentice at a Time

By |2020-02-10T19:46:40-05:00September 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 |2020-02-10T19:08:55-05:00March 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 |2020-02-10T19:09:17-05:00October 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. [...]

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