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 [...]

The “Chicken or Egg” Debate Among HR Leaders: Credentials or Potential When Hiring?

By |2019-10-10T17:09:15-04:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: Apprenticeships, Blog, Careers, Changing The American Workforce, Educators, Employers, Franklin Apprenticeships Careers, Workforce Development|

Last spring, Learning House and Future Workplace surveyed 600 human resource leaders about the nationwide skills gap crisis, the state of hiring processes, and the difficulties of identifying qualified candidates. As job openings in the U.S. continue to rise, nearly half of the HR leaders questioned blame higher education for the skills gap. Approximately 47 [...]

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.

Case Study Interview Part 1: Franklin Apprenticeships Co-Founder Reveals How Microsoft UK Tackles Skilled Labor Shortages with Apprenticeships

By |2019-11-25T17:17:33-05:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: Apprenticeships, Blog, Digital Apprenticeships, Franklin Digital Apprenticeship Program, IT Apprenticeships, Workforce Development, Workforce Shortages|

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 [...]

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?

Employers Discuss the Top Three Drivers of the U.S. Talent Shortage – And How to Change Direction

By |2019-10-10T17:11:09-04:00March 24th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Careers, Changing The American Workforce, Employers, Workforce Development, Workforce Shortages|

Last year, ManpowerGroup released their 2018 Talent Shortage Survey discussing the Skills Revolution, and why employers should shift their focus from just in time hiring strategies to becoming the builders of talent for today and tomorrow. In this survey, 61 percent of U.S. employers cited a lack of applicants, a lack of experience, and a lack of hard skills as the top three drivers for talent shortages within their respective organizations.

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 [...]