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Apprenti Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

Apprenti Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

Apprenti is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) by launching two new locations, Massachusetts and Central Ohio, and graduating its first 48 apprentices. NAW, which is November 12th to 18th, is an annual celebration started by the U.S. Department of Labor to highlight opportunities for success and economic growth that registered apprenticeship can provide to people and industries in the United States.

Apprentices graduating have completed their technical training and on-the-job training at Amazon, Avvo, Comtech, F5, Microsoft, and Silicon Mechanics in a variety of occupations, and most of these apprentices have been retained by their company. New employers adopting Apprenti to support their tech talent needs in Ohio and Massachusetts include Wayfair, Cengage, PTC, SHARE, Huntington National Bank, and Carbon Black.

The WTIA launched Apprenti two years ago to address the tech talent gap in Washington state. Apprenti now operates in 12 states and has placed hundreds of apprentices into high-paying tech roles at companies.

With a focus on women, people of color, and veterans, Apprenti identifies apprentices with the transferable skills, tenacity, and drive to succeed in tech careers, regardless of educational background and experience.  Occupations currently include web developer, software developer, network security administrator, system administrator, cloud support specialist, data center technician, and cybersecurity analyst.

If you are interested in selecting apprentices for roles or if you’re interested in becoming an apprentice, contact apprenti@washingtontechnology.org.

Ellen O’Brien

Ellen O’Brien is Apprenti’s Program Admin. Prior to working at Apprenti, she gained experience at other non-profits as well as providing administrative support in a variety of other industries. She is glad to be part of a team working to help people advance their careers. Ellen has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington Bothell. When not at work she enjoys volunteering, traveling, experimenting with new recipes, and spending time with her three cats and her husband.

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