Apprenti™, the nation’s first registered tech apprenticeship program, announced November 13, 2017 that it will expand nationally into Oregon, Michigan, and California. The apprenticeship program – which was started by the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) Workforce Institute last year – recruits, trains and places diverse talent into tech roles.
The expansion – the result of a $7.5 million ApprenticeshipUSA contract – follows Apprenti’s successful Washington state pilot program, which received more than 3,000 applicants and placed 96 apprentices into tech positions since it launched last year.
Apprenti is an initiative of the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) created to address the tech talent shortage in Washington State.
The Greater Seattle area is one of the fastest growing tech hubs nationwide. With over 230,000 tech industry jobs at 14,000 information and communication technology (ICT) companies, the need for tech talent is high.
Apprenti’s hiring partners in Washington include companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Avvo, Comtech, Silicon Mechanics, and F5. Apprenticeship opportunities are currently offered in the following occupations: web developer, software developer, network security administrator, Windows system administrator, Linux system administrator, cloud support specialist, data center technician and IT support professional. New employers and apprenticeship opportunities are added regularly. To apply for apprenticeship opportunities in Washington, visit this page and take the assessment.
Michigan (Affiliate page coming soon)
In Southeast Michigan, Apprenti is working with the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) to offer tech apprenticeship. WIN is in the process of recruiting hiring partners and will begin recruiting and screening applicants in first quarter of 2018.
In Central Oregon, the Apprenti Affiliate is the Technology Association of Oregon in partnership with East Cascades Workforce Investment Board. They are currently recruiting candidates for apprenticeship opportunities in software development.
To apply for apprenticeship opportunities in Oregon, visit this page and take the assessment. Hiring partners will be announced soon.
In Greater Eugene, the Apprenti Affiliate is the Technology Association of Oregon in partnership with Lane Workforce Partnership. They are currently recruiting candidates for apprenticeship opportunities in network security administration, web development, IT support professional, and dev ops. Hiring partners include Palo Alto Software, Concentric Sky, and IDX.
To apply for apprenticeship opportunities in Oregon, visit this page and take the assessment.
Herndon, Virginia (Affiliate page coming soon)
Apprenti is placing apprentices in Data Center Technician, Cloud Operations Specialist, Network Technician and IT Support Professional roles at Amazon in the Herndon, Virginia area. Take the assessment to be eligible for these opportunities
California (Affiliate page coming soon)
Apprenti plans to launch in northern California in mid-2018. If you are interested in becoming a hiring partner, contact Stone Strickland.