The online newspaper The EvoLLLution discussed the economic benefits of a having an apprenticeship program within a community college with our very own Dr. Rebecca Lake, leader of Harper’s Apprenticeship Program. She sums up the benefits as follows; “Apprenticeships are a win for employers, filling their hard-to-fill positions; a win for apprentices, who learn a […]
Harper’s apprentice Class of 2019 is front & center in their maroon stoles at the college’s recent record-setting graduation ceremony… See the photo here
Community colleges are leaders in offering work-based learning opportunities. Colleges can serve more students by expanding apprenticeship programs to emerging industries and focusing on diversity. Read the Association of Community College Trustees report here.
Dr Rebecca Lake recently sat down for an interview with “The Opening Bell” host Steve Grzanich. You can listen here.
Employer demand for cybersecurity professionals across the United States continues to accelerate, according to new data published today on CyberSeek™, a free online resource from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Burning Glass and CompTIA. Read the story at NIST.gov.
from CIO Review. “As a company with long standing European roots, we believe apprenticeships are a vital and often underused tool to attract and train fresh talent. Our European offices have long used apprenticeship programs to develop its workforce, and in 2017 after seeing its benefits, we decided to implement the Zurich apprenticeship program that was […]
From Property Casualty 360: Zurich North America has added cybersecurity to its 2018 roster of professional apprenticeship programs as demand has grown. Launched on Aug. 8, the premiere class of four cybersecurity apprentices began the two-year program with the goal of becoming full performance-level cybersecurity professionals. Like its other apprenticeships, Zurich’s cyber apprenticeship is a […]
Denver’s KUSA-TV has an interview on the importance of apprenticeship with the State of Colorado’s Executive Director of the Department of Labor & Employment, Sam Walker. Watch the interview.
from Associations Now: According to a recent survey by the American Staffing Association, 68 percent of respondents said they believed that learning a skill through apprenticeship was better for finding a job that would last the long haul. At the same time, 69 percent of respondents felt that the value of a college degree was […]
Apprenticeships are on the rise. The number of individuals participating in an apprenticeship is steadily increasing with a whopping 42% growth seen since 2013, according to statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor. Read the article