Pre-apprenticeship is yet another program offered by the SC Technical College System designed to build a talent pipeline for business and industry in our state.
Pre-apprenticeship programs are custom-designed to prepare individuals to enter and succeed in apprenticeship programs. These programs have many benefits for both employers and participants. For participants, they provide the knowledge and skills training needed for specific jobs and industries and are especially helpful to individuals who may have barriers to employment, such as underrepresented populations. Employers also benefit by getting screened, trained employees who are ready to work, saving them recruiting time and resources, and reducing turnover rates.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, pre-apprenticeship is a program or set of services designed to prepare individuals to enter and succeed in a registered apprenticeship program. These programs promote a diverse and skilled workforce and prepare participants to meet the basic qualifications for entry into an apprenticeship through:
• An approved training curriculum based on industry standards
• Educational and pre-vocational services
• Hands-on-training in a simulated lab experience or through volunteer opportunities
• Assistance in applying to apprenticeship programs
Step One – Meet with an Apprenticeship Carolina consultant to develop and design the pre-apprenticeship program
Step Two – Submit pre-apprenticeship program to Apprenticeship Carolina for approval
Step Three – Begin delivering your pre-apprenticeship training and building your talent pipeline
For more information about pre-apprenticeship, contact your local apprenticeship consultant today!