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Employer Benefits

  • Customized training
  • Productivity from day one
  • Increased retention
  • Reduce exits and churning
  • Improve safety of workers
  • Stable and predictable pipeline
  • Recognition from industry as an innovator
  • Systematic approach to training
  • Return on investment
  • Corporate Tax Credit Opportunity

What is a Participating Employer?

A participating employer is a business entity who hires, employs, and pays the wages of apprentices. Employers match apprentices with journeyworkers who serve as guides to the apprentices. Apprentices are evaluated by mentors and assessed for apprenticeship advancement. To participate, an employer must enter into a written agreement with the Miami Dade College GNJ – Apprenticeship Program. Employer Agreements outline the minimum requirements established for each occupation, including learning outcomes, mentorship, progressive wages, and ratio of apprentice to journeyworker.

Benefits For Potential Apprentices
  • Paid competitive wages while receiving on-the-job training
  • Classroom instruction and/or earned college credit related to your selected occupation
  • Free tuition
  • Guidance from an experienced mentor
  • National credential from Florida Department of Education recognized by the United States Department of Labor, upon completion of the program
Benefits for Industry
  • Jobs for which it is difficult to find workers with the right skills
  • Positions with high turnover
  • Retiring workforce
  • Advancing industries
  • Positions requiring on-the-job training
  • Attracting new and more diverse talent pools
Benefits For Businesses
  • Skilled talent
  • Investment in the Future
  • No Recruitment Cost
  • Flexible training options
  • Tailored Skillset