- The College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Dec. 7 introduced a brand new apprenticeship program for college students and up to date graduates fascinated with human assets. The Rise apprenticeship program supplies coaching on the human assets platform Workday, and is obtainable by the college and Helios Consulting, a Workday advisory accomplice.
- These enrolled in this system can be paid Helios workers and may have alternatives to seek out jobs with Helios’ purchasers after their apprenticeship, based on a information launch.
- “As demand for know-how expertise continues to develop throughout the area, UWM has a singular alternative to unravel two challenges without delay: creating new pathways to high-wage jobs for our neighborhood, whereas additionally addressing a rising want for staff with these tech expertise,” UWM Provost Scott Gronert mentioned in a information launch. “Along with Helios, we’re serving to to handle one of the essential expertise gaps confronted by Wisconsin employers, and enabling our college students and graduates to realize the abilities that translate to success in at this time’s more and more tech-driven labor market.”
Apprenticeships, lengthy recognized to be the area of producing and trades, have gotten extra widespread in white-collar industries, corresponding to tech.
From 2011 to 2020, the variety of registered apprentices grew 70%, based on a report by Jobs for the Future. The variety of youth in apprenticeship packages elevated by 113% from 2010 to 2020, the report discovered.
Regardless of features within the variety of younger apprentices, wage fairness has remained an issue, particularly amongst ladies and Black apprentices, the report discovered.
In 2021, the U.S. Division of Labor made $87.5 million in grants out there to increase registered apprenticeships throughout the nation. Of that, $40 million was directed to assist states enhance DEI efforts.
Efforts are also being made to make use of apprenticeships as a method to give staff with disabilities extra alternatives.