Recruit Students For Apprenticeships
Learn below how you can recruit Northeast Community College students for apprenticeship opportunities at your company.
Learn how you can participate in apprenticeship opportunities.
Northeast in partnership with Nebraska Department of Education, Nebraska Department of Labor, Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Pathways 2 Tomorrow and Wayne State College received a grant to expand STEM youth apprenticeships. For more information about this grant visit the Nebraska Department of Education website.
Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high quality career pathway where your business can develop and prepare your future workforce and individuals can obtain paid work experience along with classroom instruction. If the program is registered with the United States Department of Labor individuals will receive a nationally recognized credential upon completion of the program.
Apprenticeship is a flexible training strategy that can be customized to meet the needs of your business. It can be integrated into current training and human resource development strategies.
Apprentices can be new hires – or your business can select current employees to join the apprenticeship program. Apprenticeships are a good way to reward high-performing entry-level employees and move them up the career ladder within your business.
For your business, apprenticeship training brings tremendous value to the organization, including:
- establish job training standards and expectations
- develop loyal, skilled employees who value company culture
- nurture your own pipeline of talent for hard-to-fill positions
- validate your workforce as nationally registered journeymen
- the cultivation of a well-trained, talented workforce that is productive from the start
- the opportunity to train workers using the exact pieces of equipment, protocols and procedures that are relevant to your business
- increased employee retention and advancement
- an opportunity to maintain institutional knowledge when soon-to-retire workers and recent retirees serve as instructors and mentors to new workers
- a financial return on investment that averages around $1.40 earned for every dollar spent on the program
As a training provider, Northeast Community College delivers academic instruction driven by industry standards.
Primary responsibilities include co-creating apprenticeship curriculum alongside your business, granting progressive credentials based on competency testing, and facilitating access to financial aid and other support resources (e.g., academic, tutoring, counseling).
Flexibility in Training Model
The training components can be arranged in different ways to develop a model that works for both your business and the apprentice. In a traditional apprenticeship model, apprentices receive both related instruction and on-the-job training concurrently throughout the program. For a “front-loaded” model, apprentices complete some related instruction before starting a job, in order to learn the critical skills required for the first day on the job site. Programs can also be built using a “segmented” model in which apprentices alternate between related instruction and on-the-job training. A pre-apprenticeship can also be built into the program, where essential basic skills are learned and then individuals are accepted into the apprenticeship program, sometimes receiving credit for prior experience.
- Contact the Northeast Community College apprenticeship coordinator.
- Work with the Northeast apprenticeship coordinator to determine what career paths you are looking to build a registered apprenticeship program for.
- Determine what skills your apprentice needs to have for the desired career field. Our apprenticeship coordinator can assist you with this.
- With the help of the Northeast apprenticeship coordinator develop your apprenticeship program.
- Submit your apprenticeship program to United States Department of Labor for approval and to be registered. (optional)
- With the help of the Northeast apprenticeship coordinator promote your apprenticeship program to career seekers.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about apprenticeship, internships, and custom training needs.
Apprenticeship vs Internship
|Length of Time||Long term (1-3 years)||Typically - short term (1-3 months)|
|Structure||Structured training plan, with a focus on mastering specific skills an employer needs to fill a position||Typically, aren’t structured and often focus on entry-level or project-based experience|
|Mentorship||Apprentices are partnered with an experienced mentor who walks them through the entire process||Doesn’t always include a one-on-one mentor|
|Pay||Paid Experiences||Not always paid, although we do recommend paid experiences|
|Credential||Leads to an industry-recognized credential||May or may not lead to an industry-recognized credential|
|College Credit||Leads to credit towards a degree||May lead to credit towards a degree|
Northeast assists local companies prepare to navigate today’s evolving business environment by providing quality training programs, producing qualified graduates prepared to succeed in today’s workforce, and as a resource to recruit employees to fill your open positions.