Apprenticeships are a proven way to meet the increasing demand for a highly-skilled workforce.
Companies may choose a delivery model that works best for them: remote delivery, on-site, at Penn College, or in portable labs. This customizable model is flexible enough to meet the demands of nearly any company in any industry. In order to address the challenges faced by manufacturers due to the skills gap, apprenticeships have been increasingly stressed by employers and policy makers. Penn College provides flexible, innovative approaches to the Related Instruction component of programs, yielding the highest caliber of training with minimal disruptions to work fl ow. And with numerous options for employees to pursue degrees in nearly any apprenticeship related field, the benefits to employees are extensive.
DOL approved apprenticeship occupations
1.5 DOLLARS RECEIVED
for every one dollar employers spend on apprenticeship programs
9 OUT OF 10
employees are employed after completing their apprenticeship program
2000 REQUIRED OJT HOURS
per year of apprenticeship
per year of Related Training Instruction received by each apprentice
300,000 ADDITIONAL DOLLARS
EARNED IN A LIFETIME
workers who complete apprenticeship programs compared to their peers who don’t
There are five essential components of apprenticeship programs.
As the program owners and builders, businesses are key stakeholders. They often work together through consortia or associations to share costs.
Mentors train apprentices through hands-on instruction in the workplace.
Companies collaborate with training partners to provide instruction on the technical competencies outlined for the program.
Skills Gain Incentives
Wage increases and promotional opportunities are tied to specific benchmarks as apprentices advance through the program.
Nationally Recognized Credential
Registered apprenticeship programs are tied to industry credentials that demonstrates job readiness.
Consider a Consortium
Many companies exploring the possibility of apprenticeship programs incorrectly assume they require large numbers of employees in a given occupational category in order to proceed. The reality is that many companies beginning apprenticeships start with fewer than a dozen apprentices. They are members of the growing number of consortia that leverage the power of combined grouping to make apprenticeship formation easier and more affordable. Penn College has considerable expertise in consortium training with curriculum and delivery models specifically designed for group delivery.
- Train multiple locations simultaneously
- Save money through shared cost
- Reduce travel expense with Penn College’s iris delivery
- Minimize administrative burdens
Penn College Consortium