What can an apprentice do for your company?
The skilled workforce is aging and keeping skilled employees can
be challenging. You get the opportunity to take individuals with raw
talent and train them to your needs. You save money on recruitment.
The apprentices that make it through a program have a commitment to
their work and a loyalty to their educator/employer that ensures your
company a large, diverse, flexible workforce of skilled workers.
Eliminates need for expensive recruitment programs; people are
Creates a diversified and flexible workforce and a larger pool
of employees with specific skills.
Reduces cost of high labor turnover; employees show high morale
and loyalty when in a training program that offers upward mobility
through career development.
Increases productivity; employees in a structured training program are motivated to achieve.
Uses available local education provider facilities for required
related classroom instruction.
Contact the Division of Apprenticeship Standards at http://www.dir.ca.gov/DAS/das_offices.htm
and let them guide you in setting up a program, including:
Once you have an idea of what facilities are available to
you, interview other businesses utilizing apprentices to hear their
Take advantage of a hidden opportunity in California to
gain skilled employees.