The Soft Side of Tech for Help Desk Professionals

By |2021-02-24T14:49:05-05:00February 24th, 2021|Categories: Tech Jobs|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

One universal business truth in any industry is this: it’s less expensive to keep a customer than to go find a new one. It’s always a challenge to cultivate new customers, but it gets even harder when you can’t meet face to face or gather at networking events. Given the difficulty of keeping the new-business [...]

Can the Restaurant Industry Rebound? And Should You Wait Until it Does?

By |2021-02-10T10:50:11-05:00February 10th, 2021|Categories: Changing Careers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Few sectors have been hit harder by the COVID-19 pandemic than the restaurant and foodservice industries, and vast numbers of workers remain unemployed or underemployed. If you’re one of them, there may be light at the end of the tunnel as vaccinations become more widespread, but it’s likely to be a while before business is [...]

Training for In-Demand Tech Jobs in 2021

By |2021-02-09T10:30:24-05:00February 9th, 2021|Categories: Tech Jobs|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Want to know which tech roles are currently most in demand, and which are expected to remain that way into the future? Google is your friend here … a simple search will turn up any number of “Top X In-Demand Tech Jobs” posts. So how well does all that demand mesh with the career paths [...]

Network Engineers in a Work-From-Home Environment

By |2021-01-26T10:10:20-05:00January 26th, 2021|Categories: Apprenticeships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Among the main learning tracks in IT apprenticeships is the role of network engineer. Apprentices on this path learn on the job and achieve certifications leading to status as a fully-qualified network engineer. But with more and more people working at home, is there still demand for that role? Absolutely. Here’s why: The Network Engineer [...]

The Cybersecurity Skills Gap: Who’s To Blame?

By |2020-12-28T11:08:24-05:00December 28th, 2020|Categories: Skills Gap|Tags: , , , , |

If you’re a hiring manager, you know firsthand about the so-called ‘skills gap’ in cybersecurity, and nearly all IT areas, for that matter. The conventional thinking is that there just aren’t enough qualified candidates to fill those empty seats. In our travels we see a different story. We see a huge pool of talent, in [...]

Getting Diversity Right: A New Approach

By |2020-12-08T11:54:08-05:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: Apprenticeships, Diversity|Tags: , , , , , |

In a recent survey by the Consumer Technology Association, the vast majority of organizations expressed a goal of “greater diversity and inclusion.” Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts have been a high priority for most organizations, and never more than in the wake of the widespread social activism that marked 2020. Yet a recent article [...]

Still Hiring for a Cultural Fit? Or a Better Culture?

By |2020-12-01T13:39:02-05:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Apprenticeship Program, Apprenticeships, Employers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

When you interview a candidate, you’re probably looking for not only the technical skills required for any given position, but also a sense that the person sitting across from you (or on the other end of that Zoom call) shares the attitudes, values and beliefs you associate with your organization … the so-called “cultural fit.” [...]

Tech Apprenticeships: Overcoming Fear in Uncertain Times

By |2020-11-18T16:45:21-05:00November 18th, 2020|Categories: Apprenticeships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By design, apprenticeships address many significant issues faced by hiring managers and their organizations. Are apprenticeships still a viable answer in these times of remote work and budget cuts? A new report says, emphatically, “yes.” The report, titled “Advancing Tech Apprenticeships,” was produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), who in conjunction with IBM have [...]

Franklin Apprenticeships marks National Apprenticeship Week

By |2020-11-16T09:45:19-05:00November 13th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Developing new occupational standards as a Standards Recognition Entity BALTIMORE, MD, November 13, 2020: Franklin Apprenticeships, a Maryland-based national apprenticeship delivery expert organization, this week marked National Apprenticeship Week with the development of new occupational standards to provide solid foundations for high-quality Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs). Recently named a Standards Recognition Entity (SRE) by the [...]

The Path to a Successful Tech Apprenticeship Program

By |2020-10-28T13:09:21-04:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: Franklin Digital Apprenticeship Program, IT Apprenticeships|Tags: , , , , , |

Employers about to take the leap into apprenticeship programs frequently ask us what actions they can take that will lead to the most successful outcomes. Here’s our advice for launching a program that maximizes the benefits to both your organization and its apprentices. Think long term. As a hiring manager, you often need to plug [...]

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