- 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
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.
An apprenticeable occupation requires skills that are customarily learned in a practical way through a structured, systematic program of on-the-job training (OJT). Occupations which are clearly identified and commonly recognized throughout an industry, necessitate keeping pace with advancing technologies and human resource development, and require related instruction to supplement on-the-job learning are apprenticeable.
A registered apprenticeship program is ideal for:
- 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