The U.S. Department of Labor reports that employers get big ROI on apprenticeship programs. Apprenticeship Programs are also a great resource for hiring talent that wants to learn and grow your company. So, how do you initiate a registered apprenticeship program within your company?
Here’s what you should know:
- Start by identifying a real talent need in your organization.
- Make it part of the operating fabric of the company so it’s supported and results in immediate application of learning.
- Open up new avenues to finding talent – the “earn while you learn” feature of apprenticeships gives you access to a wider talent pool.
Registered Apprenticeships – the “Gold Standard”
The most effective apprenticeship programs include both college learning and on-the-job learning – working together. The U.S. Department of Labor works with companies and universities to design “Gold Standard” apprenticeship programs. Bellevue University is one of a few 4-year schools that participates nationwide.