Tag: apprenticeship


Growing Careers: The G&W Electric Apprentice Program

As a family-owned company operating for more than a hundred years, G&W Electric has built a culture focused on employee success. Much like its customized products, the company uses the same approach by cultivating talent internally. To encourage professional growth, G&W Electric offers a variety of development programs to help employees reach their career goals, […]


Could Apprenticeships Be Making a Comeback?

In earlier centuries, apprenticeships were the norm for introduction into a profession. What better way to learn a trade than to be immersed in that trade under the tutelage of an experienced practitioner?


2 Things to Know About the CHANCE in Tech Act

The Championing Apprenticeships for New Careers and Employees (CHANCE) in Tech Act—or H.R. 3174—was reintroduced via bipartisan efforts this year after originally being introduced in 2017. Here are two things you need to know about it if you’re a learning and development (L&D) or an HR professional.

Apprenticeships Gain Momentum as Effective Learning Tool

Two years ago, when President Obama gave his State of the Union address, he challenged employers and educators to double the number of apprenticeships offered by 2019. They listened. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reports that, since the 2014 State of the Union address, the United States has experienced “the largest growth in apprenticeships […]

Apprenticeship getting more attention as way to bridge the skills gap

It’s a familiar lament coming from employers: They struggle to hire people with the skills they need even when jobseekers line up at their doors. The skills gap has been a worry for years, and employers, educators, workers, and government officials have long touted apprenticeship as at least part of the solution. But the concept […]

Union to pay $6.2 million in historic race and national origin discrimination case

Local 28 of the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association in New York City (Local 28) will have to pay $6.2 million to a class of black and Hispanic workers. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Local 28 provided them fewer job opportunities because of their race or national origin. The monetary part of […]