Maximize your Workforce Potential in the 21st Century!
Are you an employer in need of a skilled workforce? Do you want to train your workers in the latest technologies and not lose valuable time getting them up to speed? Are you looking to reduce turnover and build loyalty? Do you want to be recognized as an industry leader in providing opportunities for employment and training? If the answer is yes, then registered apprenticeship training is an opportunity for you to explore.
Apprenticeship training combines actual work experience with classroom instruction and produces workers skilled in a specific occupation, capable of exercising independent judgement and who subscribe to the highest standards of professional conduct. A written agreement is signed between the apprentice and the employer that acknowledges joint commitment to the training process. The agreement is approved in Nebraska by the Office of Apprenticeship. Registration of your apprenticeship training program guarantees your workforce will be consistently trained at the highest skill levels and that your program is nationally recognized.
What are the benefits of sponsoring an Apprenticeship Program?
Your company/business needs to be prepared to compete in the 21st Century, and by training apprentices, you strengthen your workforce and make a key investment in your company’s future. By working with an employer that values life-long learning, apprentices become invested in improving their skills and in achieving a Certificate of Completion, a nationally recognized credential. By combining hands on skill development with classroom learning, apprentices learn and understand why they do what they do. Apprentices become good problem solvers, good team members and demonstrate better interpersonal skills. Apprentices become skilled, motivated craftsmen and women with a strong work ethic, well versed in company policy. On average, apprentices demonstrate better attendance, possess the latest technological skills, and fill the critical need for skilled workers to replace retirees and achieve and maintain a highly productive workforce. Apprentices become skilled workers, flexible and productive, dedicated to the industry and the employer.
By combining on-the-job training with classroom instruction, apprenticeship provides you the employer with fully trained employees and ensures that workers are trained to industry standards as well as to your company’s standards.
If you invest in your employees, they will invest in you. Apprenticeship has been shown to result in fewer turnovers – when you commit to training your workforce, you will see motivation increase, an improvement in overall work ethic and increased loyalty. Training apprentices in your business creates skilled and experienced employees, many of whom will stay with you for the long term.
Although you pay for apprenticeship training, the actual cost to the employer is minimal. The program includes both classroom and on-the-job training, so apprentices will be producing for you while they learn. Apprentice wages are usually 40-60% less than journey worker wages, and registered apprenticeship sponsors are exempted from paying overtime to apprentices for the related classroom instruction portion of their training. If your business is in a field requiring licensing, apprentices are prepared for the licensing exams when they complete the program.