Are you an employer who has need of a skilled workforce?
Would you like to train your workers in the latest technologies and not lose valuable time?
Are you looking to reduce turnover and improve employer/employee relationships?
Registered Apprenticeship is a talent development model that combines actual work experience with classroom related instruction and produces a worker skilled in the occupation. There is a written agreement between the apprentice and the employer, which acknowledges their dual commitment to the training process. This agreement is approved in Kansas by the Kansas Apprenticeship Council. Registration of your training program guarantees your workforce will be consistently trained at the highest skill levels and your program will be nationally recognized.
What Are the Benefits of Sponsoring a Registered Apprenticeship Program?
Your organization is competing in the 21st century and Registered Apprenticeship is a key investment in your company's future. By sponsoring a Registered Apprenticeship program, your company will develop employees who will contribute to your bottom line.
Employers experience economic and intrinsic benefits. The economic benefits are derived from your eligibility to pay a progressively increasing apprentice wage (usually starting at 40% - 50% of journey worker wages). Registered Apprenticeship sponsors are exempted from paying overtime to apprentices for the related instruction portion of their training if it is outside normal business hours. Many sponsors report reduced turnover equating to increased productivity and decreased training costs.
The intrinsic benefits are many. Apprentices in registered training programs know they have jobs in the future. By working for a Registered Apprenticeship sponsor who values lifelong learning, apprentices become invested in improving their skills and in achieving a Completion of Apprenticeship certificate that is a nationally recognized credential. Apprentices not only learn the techniques of the occupation, but also understand why they do what they do, become good problem solvers, work better as team members and demonstrate better interpersonal skills. Apprentices become skilled, motivated craft workers with a strong work ethic who are well versed in company policy. They average better attendance, possess the latest technological skills, fill critical needs for skilled workers in the face of retirements and the need to be highly productive with a reduced workforce. Apprentices become skilled workers, flexible and productive, who are dedicated to the industry and the employer.
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Benefits of Training Apprentices
Registered Apprenticeship equals trained employees. By combining on-the-job training with related technical instruction, Registered Apprenticeship cultivates fully trained employees. It creates better skilled workers for the company by providing skill training and job-related theory to meet the company’s needs. Participating in a Registered Apprenticeship program ensures that employees are trained to industry and company standards. Additionally, if the business requires licensing, apprentices are prepared for the exam upon program completion.
Registered Apprenticeship means fewer turnovers. Invest in your employees and they will invest in you. Registered Apprenticeship develops relationships within the organization that increase motivation and work ethic. Employee loyalty is developed as apprentices understand they are getting more than just a paycheck. Registered Apprenticeship programs create skilled, experienced and often long-term employees.
Registered Apprenticeship saves money. Although the employer/sponsor pays for the training, the actual cost is comparatively minimal. The program includes both classroom and on-the-job training, so apprentices will be producing for you while they learn and consistently contributing to your bottom line.
Registered Apprenticeship is a return on investment. The completion of a Registered Apprenticeship program results in a highly trained workforce which contributes to your bottom line by ensuring a high level of quality production. Apprentices' knowledge, skills and on-the-job experience enables them to develop a thorough understanding of your company's needs and how to best meet them.
Registered Apprenticeship provides career opportunities. The Registered Apprenticeship program is the best way to train qualified individuals by providing career opportunities and skilled people in your industry-you will have skilled employees when you need them. It will also raise the overall status of your business.
Registered Apprenticeship helps chart your future. Baby Boomers turning 65 will outnumber youth reaching the age 18. Consequently, there will be an insufficient number of workers entering the labor force to replace the retirees. Implementing a Registered Apprenticeship program will assist in both planning to meet future workforce needs and ensuring a pool of experienced employees of different ages within your company.