Charter Expands Broadband Technician Apprenticeship Program: An effort to help employ vets

(courtesy of broadcastingcable.com) Charter says it is expanding its five-state Broadband Technician Apprenticeship Program to its entire 41-state footprint. The program includes classroom—physical and digital—and on-the-job training with vets able to get GI bill benefits as well as a paycheck while training. “Our commitment to an outstanding customer experience requires a devotion to craftsmanship among … Continue reading Charter Expands Broadband Technician Apprenticeship Program: An effort to help employ vets

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This Chicago startup is using apprenticeship to get low-income learners into tech

(Courtesy of BuiltInChicago.org) Apprenticeship used to be the norm for skilled laborers, where experienced pros would help train the next generation. However, forms of teaching that were more adept at training large numbers of workers eclipsed apprenticeship, and now the practice is largely left behind. But one Chicago marketer is working to bring it back … Continue reading This Chicago startup is using apprenticeship to get low-income learners into tech

Do IT certifications still matter? IT certifications are a hot topic. But are they necessary?

(Courtesy of Computer World) IT certifications are a hot topic. While the industry continues to invest in them as a way to validate an employee’s skill set and capabilities -- and while they’re often associated with salary increases -- they’re time-consuming and expensive to complete. A new report by Global Knowledge, an IT training and … Continue reading Do IT certifications still matter? IT certifications are a hot topic. But are they necessary?

Microsoft Offers Training: Active Duty Military and Honorable Discharge Service Members

(Courtesy of Microsoft.com) Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) Transform your love for computers and technology into your next career. Microsoft provides transitioning service members and veterans of the U.S. military the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to meet the IT industry’s high demand for cloud developers, cloud administrators, and database and business intelligence … Continue reading Microsoft Offers Training: Active Duty Military and Honorable Discharge Service Members

St. Louis apprenticeship program for cyber security launches

(Courtesy of The St. Louis American/St. Louis Public Radio) A new cybersecurity apprenticeship program is about to begin in the St. Louis region. The Midwest Cyber Center is partnering with the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment, known as SLATE, to launch the 18-month apprenticeship. The Cybersecurity Analyst Registered Apprenticeship is aimed at those … Continue reading St. Louis apprenticeship program for cyber security launches