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!!!


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TCPS announces first student apprenticeship | Life |

EASTON — At its June meeting, the Talbot County Board of Education recognized the Eastern Shore’s first student participant in the Apprenticeship Maryland Program.
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Student Loan Debt And No Degree: A Crisis For Millions Of Borrowers : NPR

America!! Do we need anymore convincing that there has to be a step change in the perception and uptake within employers for Work Based learning and especially High Quality Registered Apprenticeships.??

Join the Apprentice Revolution

Some of the people struggling the most to pay back their debt are the millions of students who took out student loans but never finished a degree.
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Investing in Apprenticeships Pays Off for Employers

A panel of HR professionals with experience managing work-based learning programs like apprenticeships explained how these initiatives have helped address skills shortages in their companies, provide greater opportunity to under-represented talent pools a
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What “Persistence and Retention” Means for Adult Learners – Higher Learning Advocates

In an era when declining enrollment looms large, and the demographics of higher education are undergoing an unprecedented shift.…
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Maryland Governor’s Business Summit – Open for Business

This will be a great event. I feel honoured that I have been invited to participate in the panel for breakout session 1 (see below). Come and hear about how “Modern Apprenticeships” can support your business In getting the skills you need now, and in the future!

Because of Governor Hogan, Maryland has built the successful call to action of being “Open for Business”.

Likewise TranZed believes that business will flourish and be more competitive if they were “Open 4 Apprenticeships”.

Come and be part of the “Apprenticeship Revolution” that is sweeping across the USA.

Join Governor Hogan for the annual Maryland Governor’s Business Summit. Explore topics on human capital, global trends and business strategy.
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What stands between youth and decent jobs? – InfoStories

More than 200 million young people are either unemployed or have a job but live in poverty. Explore this InfoStory to learn more about global employment trends.
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Introducing the Twitter Engineering Apprenticeship Program

As we look to make our company reflect the diverse voices that come to Twitter every day, we are excited to announce the launch of the Twitter Engineering Apprenticeship Program.

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Apprenticeships: ‘You can’t beat theory and on-the-job-training’ | Tes

Francesca Clarke had no idea what she wanted to do after school – until her employer visited her secondary school and was inspired to do an apprenticeship
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The search is over…

Join the Apprenticeship Revolution!!

Brewdog – Investing in workforce development | Skills Development Scotland

“Supporting the development of our crew at our HQ in Ellon is critical to our people strategy and it made absolute sense to get our workforce on board with gaining qualifications to benefit them both personally and professionally.”
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