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 |2019-08-19T09:12:10-04:00April 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 |2019-08-19T09:12:53-04:00April 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 [...]