Apprenticeship Works Video Series
Frequently Asked Questions
Appteon is the program sponsor and therefore provides technical assistance on the registered apprenticeship process. We complete all required paperwork, follow-up on requirements, and answer questions. APPTEON also has a FT career coach who supports participants success in and beyond the program.
Middle-skill positions with high turnover is the best place to start. The average program length is one year. This makes the model a great recruitment option for positions with turnover or projected demand in the future. It’s not a great fit for positions with an immediate need.
Currently Appteon is securing grants to cover, or partially covers, the cost of related coursework and some of the Apprentices hourly wage during training. However, the employer should consider the cost of staff time for both properly planning and implementing this new initiative and training, supervising, and mentoring apprentices during on-the-job training.
Additionally, in order to make the initiative sustainable, Appteon encourages employers to consider using tuition assistance benefits to supplement costs of the training. This can also increase the number of apprentices trained.
Appteon has found that the most successful programs have clearly designated roles among staff and stakeholders and have at least monthly meetings/ conference calls to discuss current participants and plan for future cohorts.
- Sign Employer Acceptance Agreement
- Sign & complete Employer Acceptance Agreement Supplement Form
- Review Generic Standards
- Provide records of interview and selection documents to be kept on file
- Provide records of evaluations and on-the-job training wage and hours
- Additional documents will be requested for start-up of new programs
Other documents may be requested as-needed.
By agreeing to try an apprenticeship cohort, there is no obligation to a number of participants or to future cohorts.
We ask our employer partners to provide as much notice as possible regarding their interest in hosting a future participant so that Appteon can plan and budget accordingly. Failure to provide proper notice can result in Appteon not being able to fund the apprentice(s).
- Improve productivity: Employees notice their employer’s investment in their professional growth
- Minimize cost of staff turnover: According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 94% of apprentices nationally continue employment after completing an apprenticeship
- Customize training curriculum: Partner with educational institutions to ensure workforce is equipped with the skills needed for work at your institution
- Diversify your talent pool: Appteon’s program targets veterans, their spouses and woman interested in the IT industry
- Recruit and develop a highly-skilled workforce