This week is National Apprenticeship Week, and organizations around the country will be sharing the value of apprenticeships as upskilling tools, and tips for how to best implement them in your business.
Apprenticeships offer a program that helps build employees’ skills while they earn a paycheck. They can be used to train new hires for a job, or to transition great employees to a new position. Apprenticeships can be implemented in a variety of fields, including healthcare, IT, manufacturing, and insurance and are currently used to develop a pipeline of workers in over 1,000 occupations.
To help you start a new apprenticeship program, the Department of Labor created the toolkit “Building Registered Apprenticeship Programs” to provide a step-by-step guide to help you start and register your apprenticeship program.
If you’re interested in learning more about National Apprenticeship Week or participating in events, you can learn more at the Department of Labor’s website.
To learn more about apprenticeship programs and how upskilling can benefit your business and employees, check out the UpSkilling Playbook for Employers.
About UpSkill America
UpSkill America is an employer-led movement that promotes training and advancement practices to help workers progress in their careers and move into better-paying jobs, with the goal of expanding opportunity for America’s workers and helping our economy and communities thrive. UpSkill America is a part of the Economic Opportunities Program of the Aspen Institute. For more information, visit upskillamerica.org.
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