To address our tech workforce challenge in southeast Michigan, the Workforce Intelligence Network for
Southeast Michigan (WIN) has partnered with the WTIA Workforce Institute to bring Apprenti, a nationally
recognized, DOL approved, registered IT apprenticeship program, into our region.
The objective of the WIN/Apprenti partnership is to provide a proven, reliable pipeline for underrepresented groups such as minorities, women, and veterans to gain training, certification, and placement within the tech industry regardless of educational background.
IT employers in the Southeast Michigan region are facing an increasingly challenging recruiting environment as demand for talent vastly outweighs the supply of workers. Per an analysis done by WIN, there were more than 64,961 IT online job postings in 2016, which is nearly seventeen times the number of IT completions (3,671 secondary degrees earned from Southeast Michigan institutions) in all of 2016.
The discrepancy in job demand versus degree completions shows that the current talent pipeline for IT professionals is simply not robust enough to deal with such high demand. Innovative and bold steps need to be taken to improve and reestablish the talent pipelines and overall talent ecosystem for IT in the region. Apprenti in southeast Michigan will help to augment the existing pipeline using its nationally recognized “turn-key” framework that utilizes a not-so-modern idea with a new application: IT apprenticeships.
Utilizing the framework that has already been developed by Apprenti, IT employers in southeast Michigan can take advantage of a time-tested method of apprenticeship for bolstering their ranks with a diverse, well trained, and experienced talent pool.
For more information about Apprenti in Southeast Michigan, please visit ApprentiCareers.org or contact: John Sullivan at email@example.com or by calling (313) 580-6548