With a low unemployment rate, intense competition, and a sector that changes faster than you can say “workforce,” IT companies must get creative when it comes to training information technology professionals. To address the tech workforce challenge, the Orange County Regional Planning Unit and the State of California Division of Apprenticeship Standards works with companies to identify jobs that can be filled by highly competent individuals, regardless of educational background.
Join in and learn how you can start building a registered apprenticeship program.
Apprenticeship is an established practice in other industries for developing talent, combining classroom instruction and On-the Job training under the supervision of an industry professional. Apprenticeship reduces the need for expensive recruitment programs by creating a flow of candidates who are already screened and trained. The cost of wages for apprentices is less than that for regular employees. Additionally, apprentices who complete a program often feel a commitment to their work and loyalty to their employer. The IT apprenticeship program model has proven to be effective in training workers across the nation.
Your Business, Your Design
The Division of Apprenticeship Standards works with industry to create standard job taxonomies for apprenticeable technical jobs that lead to a career in the industry. The program offers benefits to companies of all sizes. The Division assigns consultant staff to help you develop the training program you need to succeed. Additionally, apprenticeship programs qualify for a wide variety of subsidized training assistance.
Flexible Pool of Skilled Workers
Craft employee training to help you meet the needs of your industry.
Training vastly improves efficiency, production, and customer service.
Show your commitment to your employee’s future by investing in training. Apprenticeship programs reduce labor turnover and absenteeism through employee motivation to learn new job skills and advancement opportunities.
The Division of Apprenticeship Standards has nearly 70,000 registered apprentices in over 600 training programs Statewide. California apprenticeship programs graduate nearly 8,000 apprentices annually.
Example IT career tracks may include, but are not limited to:
• Communications-computer systems planning and implementation
• Computer peripheral equipment operator
• Computer programmer
• Database technician
• Help desk technician
• Information assurance specialist/technician
• Information management
• Information technology generalist
• Information security analysts
• Information technology specialist
• Internetworking technician
• E-Commerce specialist
• Network support technician
• Network and computer systems
• Software/Web/Application developer
• Windows systems administrator