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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Penske Supports TechForce Foundation “Be a Pathfinder” Campaign  |

Penske Truck Leasing recently announced its joining with TechForce Foundation’s efforts to recruit the next generation of truck fleet maintenance technicians by
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‘The biggest battle in all of this is intellectual snobbery’ – Apprenticeships and Skills Minister |

Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills Anne Milton MP was joined by Chair of the Education Select Committee Robert Halfon MP at a fringe meeting hosted by the Apprenticeships Forum at the Conservative party conference.
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Wolf Announces Funding for Training Workers at Bosch Rexroth Corp.

Governor Wolf announced the approval of a new apprenticeship grant to Bosch Rexroth Corporation, an engineering company located in Bethlehem that supports mechanical and plant engineering challenges around the world.
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High School Apprenticeships: A New Path to Prosperity | Intellectual Takeout

A high school apprenticeship program in North Carolina shows we might be going at higher education the wrong way.
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Betsy DeVos’ bet on boot camps

Comments please!!!!

Why the Department of Education wants to get behind an increasingly popular—but unaccredited—new style of education.
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Trump Apprenticeship Program: Some Answers, Many Questions

IRAPs are a sure fire way of devaluing the brand of Apprenticeships. In all developing countries that have a desire to increase apprenticeships, we see “watered down” options that lead to more confusion. This sadly will be the same. It is in essence re badging incumbent worker training with the lack of control and quality assurance that it will bring.

Quantity over quality… I’m so glad that unions and other respected organisations are trying to take an informed stand. I am with you!!

Labor Department information about its new nationwide apprenticeship program has unions and trade groups apprehensive.
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Online learning fails to deliver, finds report aimed at discouraging politicians from deregulating

Fully online programs widen achievement gaps and often are unaffordable, says report seeking to discourage politicians from pulling back on federal policy protections.
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