Micro-credentials: A Shortcut to a Great Tech Career

By |2020-10-29T11:05:24-04:00October 28th, 2020|Categories: Micro-credentials|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The pandemic of 2020 has accelerated a trend that was already underway: a shift away from the traditional four-year college degree. Many were already considering alternative approaches, and with COVID-19 precautions so dramatically altering the “college experience,” more career-seekers are looking for better alternatives. One path that’s gaining popularity is the concept of “micro-credentials” or [...]

Go to College or Go Professional?

By |2020-08-13T12:19:13-04:00August 14th, 2020|Categories: IT Apprenticeships|Tags: , , |

It’s not just a question for athletes. With college debt spiraling out of control and the pandemic severely impacting the traditional “college experience,” many students are reconsidering their options. In fact, a recent Forbes article reports that 40% of entering freshmen say they’re likely or very likely not to attend on campus in the fall. [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

The Growing Technological Skills Gap in the Wake of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

By |2019-08-19T09:07:26-04:00September 11th, 2017|Categories: Apprenticeships, Blog, Changing The American Workforce, Digital Apprenticeships, IT Apprenticeships, Job Seekers, Why Apprenticeships?, Workforce Development, Workforce Shortages|Tags: , , |

Are Apprenticeships an Answer? We have faced three industrial revolutions, and, according to the World Economic Forum, a Fourth Industrial Revolution is imminent. On the coat tails of the Third Industrial Revolution of 1969, which brought us mass production, this next phase is a technological revolution, described as “the advent of ‘cyber-physical systems’ involving entirely new [...]

Case Study Interview Part 2: Franklin Apprenticeships: Microsoft UK Tackles Its Skilled Labor Shortages with Apprenticeships

By |2020-02-10T19:11:37-05:00April 27th, 2017|Categories: Apprenticeships, Blog, Careers, Changing The American Workforce, Digital Apprenticeships, Employers, Franklin Apprenticeships Interviews, IT Apprenticeships, Why Apprenticeships?, Workforce Development, Workforce Shortages|Tags: , , , |

What are the Opportunities for the US to Follow Suit? Company: Microsoft UK Challenge: A shortage of skilled talent for Microsoft’s Partner Channel Network Solution: Attract, mentor, and retain aspiring young IT professionals to build critical career skills through real-life, applied knowledge workforce training programs as apprentices. Impact: Over 7,500 apprentices started their career through this [...]

Case Study Interview Part 1: Franklin Apprenticeships: Microsoft UK Tackles Its Skilled Labor Shortages with Apprenticeships

By |2020-02-10T19:10:58-05:00April 7th, 2017|Categories: Apprenticeships, Blog, Careers, Changing The American Workforce, Digital Apprenticeships, Employers, Franklin Apprenticeships Interviews, IT Apprenticeships, Why Apprenticeships?, Workforce Development, Workforce Shortages|Tags: , , , |

Franklin Apprenticeships co-founder Dominic Gill has developed some of the world’s most successful skills management training programs for  the biggest technology companies around the globe. And the main ingredient in his secret sauce: Apprenticeships. Here, Dominic discusses his work with Microsoft UK as they embarked on a journey to solve skilled labor shortages, specifically in its [...]

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