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, take the Apprenti Assessment.
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 late 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, take the Apprenti Assessment. Hiring partners include Five Talent, CBT Nuggets, and GL Solutions.
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 City of Eugene and XS Media.
To apply for apprenticeship opportunities in Oregon, take the Apprenti Assessment.
The NTC Foundation, in partnership with the Greater Nashville Technology Council, has launched Apprenti Tennessee. To apply for apprenticeship opportunities in Tennessee, take the Apprenti Assessment.
In Louisiana, the Apprenti Affiliate is NexusLA. They are currently recruiting candidates for apprenticeship opportunities in cybersecurity, network security, systems administration, IT support and software development.
To apply for apprenticeship opportunities in Louisiana, take the Apprenti Assessment. Hiring partners include General Informatics, Trace Security, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Eatel.
Apprenti, in partnership with the One8 Foundation and the Massachusetts EOLWD, has launched its Registered Apprenticeship program in the Commonwealth and is accepting applications. Apprenti has secured partnerships with several of the area’s top employers and the list is growing. To apply for apprenticeship opportunities in Massachusetts, take the Apprenti Assessment.
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 Apprenti Assessment to be eligible for these opportunities
Apprenti plans to launch in northern California in mid-2018. If you are interested in becoming a hiring partner, contact Stone Strickland.