Capital Community College is a proven leader in developing and implementing innovative programs with business to support workforce development. The College’s newest initiative is apprenticeship programs to support occupations in insurance, financial services, food service, and hospitality management. The apprenticeship program at Capital Community College is a proven model that creates strong college and employer partnerships that better prepare students for the workforce, and meet business’ growing need for a reliable source of highly skilled workers.
Apprenticeship programs are an all-round win: for business they create a diverse talent pipeline; for students they provide educational and economic opportunity; and for the city they help stabilize communities by retaining local talent and local businesses.
What is an Apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a paid training program of earning while learning. This on-the-job training, combined with classroom instruction, ensures a well-qualified, job-ready employee. In addition to the related occupation instruction, apprentices learn critical life skills such as time management, communication, team building, problem solving, and leadership. These skills help them to be successful in the workforce. Apprenticeship programs enable apprentices to immediately apply what they learn in the classroom to the job. This increases retention, engagement, and work performance. A Registered Apprenticeship program can help employers develop a world-class workforce, while enhancing productivity and profitability.
John Thomas, B.S.