Two in five technology job applicants don’t have the right technical chops, survey finds | ZDNet

There are may frustrations around trying to develop High Quality Registered Apprenticeships in USA, especially in industries where Apprenticeships have not traditionally been used.

There are two statements that really do make me start and ask questions of employers (below) about their steadfast and now clearly flawed views that there is only one way to find the Tech talent they need.

If you keep on doing what you are doing and keep on getting the same result that’s madness right!!

This article states:

“Just about everyone appears to be feeling the pinch of the skills gap — 80 percent agree (31 percent strongly) that there is a talent gap that is inhibiting their ability to fill open positions within their enterprises”

I agree with this, I see, it and hear it just about every day. But don’t keep just complaining about it and blaming everyone else, when there is a solution right in front of you, if you could only drop the skills snobbery that exists within the Tech Sector as a whole.

Registered Apprenticeships are available across the USA and they are available in most of the job roles that are highlighted in this article.

I also agree with this comment in the article too.

Employers should take a deep look inside their own culture and practices to make sure they’re not repelling talent. “Blaming the state of the labor market for a company’s flawed personnel strategy”

I have been involved in developing Apprenticeships around the world for 25 years, working with employers who have these exact problems, stopping them from getting more business and hampering their growth.

PLEASE at least take some time to consider this option is Apprenticeships, you honestly have nothing to loose except still having those open vacancies in your business in 6 months because you didn’t put the effort in!!

Our whole strategy at TranZed Apprenticeships and Open 4 Apprenticeships, is to be in a place where every hiring manager will look at a vacant job and ask themselves “I wonder if an apprentices could fill roll”.

8 words that will change the face of your business and also start and close the skills gap that you have.

Message me on and visit or for more info.

I will give you impartial and honest advice about how you can access Apprenticeships wherever you are.

Stop worrying about those vacancies and start filling them!!


The tech talent gap is biting most of the 1,000 technical hiring managers responding to a recent survey.
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Apprenticeships can help meet U.S. workforce needs. (TranZed OpED)

Thanks to the Baltimore Sun for running our OpEd during National Apprenticeships Week 2018!  TranZed are completely committed and focused on ensuring that High Quality Registered Apprenticeships are at the heart of  the American Workforce.  It is one of the key solutions that will enable employers  to have the talent that is needed WHEN they need it.

We are moving into the Apprentice Revolution, and we are looking to employers to make sure that they work with us to be “Open for Apprenticeships”.

Please just take 5 minutes to read our OpEd and then take a look at or THEN GIVE US A CALL!  You have nothing to loose and everything to gain…it has to be worth 5 minutes of your time… it could be the best 5 minutes you have had in a while!!!


Paul Champion CEO-TranZed Apprenticeships – 2121

High School & the Future of Work | XQ Institute

High School & the Future of Work | XQ Institute
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The 5 Top Careers in IT for 2019

Information technology careers are growing faster than average. Learn the 5 roles that are growing the quickest and what it takes to work in them.
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Top 5 tech skills data scientists need, and how to learn them – TechRepublic

Data science job candidates can boost their resumes by honing these skills through these free or low-cost resources, according to Indeed Prime.
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Apprenticeship: Expanding Apprenticeship: Return on Investment (ROI)

TranZed Apprenticeships has an app that it’s staff use in the field, that gathers information from the employer through their “Open4Apprenticeship Toolkit” It then gives the employer immediate feedback on the cost savings and ROI through apprenticeships.

The app allows TranZed team members to send a PDF to the employer showing the costs savings /ROI month by month against the direct hire costs.

This is proving crucial as part of their Employer Engagement Process.

It is a great tool and additional to the excellent tools and resources listed below.

If you are an employer who is curious about the potential ROI that apprenticeship can bring, or you just want more info, contact:

Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA), WorkforceGPS is ETA’s online technical assistance and training website. Intended for Federal grantees, educators, business leaders, and workforce professionals nationwide, WorkforceGPS features virtual training events, communities of practice, collections, research materials, and a wealth of resources to help design and implement workforce development programs.
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The U.S. Cities With The Most STEM Jobs [Infographic]

Given the importance of hi-tech jobs to the U.S. economy, which metropolitan regions boast the highest employment rates in STEM fields?
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Company Perspectives on Building Equity in Apprenticeships | Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning

Supporting strategies that help employers, advance our economy, and help workers from all backgrounds access pathways to successful careers.
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