The Role of Coaching in Apprenticeships

By |2021-05-31T14:25:39-04:00May 31st, 2021|Categories: Apprenticeships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

While coaching has long been embraced at the executive level in business, more and more organizations are recognizing its value throughout all levels of their workforces and embracing a culture of coaching. Here’s a brief look at how coaching fits into the picture for tech apprenticeships. Coaching vs. managing Separating the concept of coaching from [...]

Interviewing for a Tech Job: 5 Questions

By |2021-05-25T14:14:41-04:00May 25th, 2021|Categories: Tech Jobs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Whether you’re considering an apprenticeship or a traditional job in the tech field, you can expect a series of interviews just as you would with any other position. You should of course be prepared for traditional interview questions like: Tell me about a time when something didn’t go as you had hoped, and how you [...]

Top 5 Reasons to Become a Tech Apprentice

By |2021-05-11T12:49:26-04:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Apprenticeships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There are plenty of great reasons to consider apprenticeship as the path to your tech career, and every day we see how apprenticeships change lives for the better. Based on our experience, these are the top five reasons to consider a tech apprenticeship: Demand for Tech Personnel Even through the pandemic, companies have been challenged [...]

5 Tech Hiring Challenges, and How Apprenticeships Can Help

By |2021-05-05T11:46:32-04:00May 5th, 2021|Categories: Tech Jobs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

While the pandemic had a significant impact on employment, one longer-term trend remains unchanged: Companies continue to have major challenges with recruiting personnel to fill their empty seats in tech roles. There are many reasons why this is so, but here’s a look at five major issues … and how apprenticeships help organizations address them. [...]

Apprenticeships in America: Catching Up

By |2021-04-26T15:22:40-04:00April 26th, 2021|Categories: Apprenticeships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s no secret that the United States has lagged behind Europe – and specifically the United Kingdom – in the adoption of apprenticeships. Why is that, and are we closing the gap? A few statistics for perspective: As recently as 2014, an article in The Atlantic noted that only about five percent of young people [...]

Can Apprenticeship Fight Inequality?

By |2021-04-22T13:49:14-04:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Apprenticeships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The battle against inequality continues to be front and center throughout American society, and especially in the workplace, as employers devote more and more attention to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). While there is neither a single cause nor a single cure for inequality in the workplace, our educational system undoubtedly plays a role. Students [...]

Constructing a Career: Dakota’s Story

By |2021-04-07T14:17:21-04:00April 7th, 2021|Categories: Success Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Dakota works for Pearl Solutions Group as a Help Desk Technician, working with ConnectWise to handle about 15 support tickets and seven calls per day and occasionally going out into the field to handle issues. He’s completed three IT certifications and is on the cusp of fully graduating from his IT apprenticeship. A little over a year [...]

Mainframe or the Cloud? Mainframe and the Cloud?

By |2021-04-06T13:09:50-04:00April 6th, 2021|Categories: Mainframe Computing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s seems almost impossible that there’s a form of computer technology that’s more than a half century old, but there is. The first mainframe computer, the IBM 360, was introduced in 1964. Here in the 21st century more and more applications are moving to the cloud, of course, so it would be fair to wonder [...]

The Disadvantages of an Apprenticeship (and What We’re Doing About Them)

By |2021-03-30T11:05:18-04:00March 30th, 2021|Categories: Apprenticeships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

You might have figured out by now that we’re big believers in the power of apprenticeships in #ChangingTheAmericanWorkforce. Every day we see how apprenticeships can not only change workforces, but change lives. “I don’t know where I would be without this apprenticeship,” says a recent note we received from a candidate, and we hear similar [...]

Replaced By a Robot? Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Tech Careers

By |2021-03-23T15:44:42-04:00March 23rd, 2021|Categories: AI|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

You’ve seen the headlines about all the jobs that will be obsolete in the near future because of the burgeoning use of artificial intelligence (AI), and for decades we’ve heard about factory workers and other repetitive-task roles being replaced by robots. So how real is the threat? Does it make sense to pursue a tech [...]

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