Richard Robertson of the Life in Colorado radio show, which airs on KNUS-AM, KRKS-FM, KRKS-AM, & KDMT-AM, and work skills expert Nicholas Wyman, CEO of IWSI America, discuss the rise of apprenticeships in Colorado, changing industries, Denver’s schools partnerships, the new 2020 education bills and how modern apprenticeships promise to benefit employers and prospective employees.
Ji Suk Yi hosted the edition of the Wintrust Business Lunch on Monday, January 20th.
IWSI America CEO and founder Nicholas Wyman speaks about the importance of apprenticeships programs for adults of all ages and how they are helping today’s skilled-labor force looking for a career change. Read Nicholas “It’s Time: Using Modern Apprenticeship to Reskill America” report here.
IWSI America CEO Nicholas Wyman, joins Ryan Carson from Treehouse
on ChangeWave, discussing his career journey, vocational education & training, and the work he’s doing in the modern apprenticeship space.
Listen to the episode as a podcast here
By 2025, two million jobs will be unfilled because U.S. companies won’t be able to find the skilled labor they need.
Many of these jobs provide a middle-class salary — some pay six figures annually — and don’t require a four-year-degree.
How to get one of these jobs? Apprenticeships. This age-old practice with origins in medieval times is now gaining traction again in the United States. Economists and corporate leaders say apprenticeships can lead to interesting and stable careers, ranging from robotics and mechanical design to medical sciences and even high-end gourmet cuisine — all without college debt. We’ll explore how to find an apprenticeship, the pros and cons and common misunderstandings.
What Is An Apprenticeship And How To Get One
By Nicholas Wyman, CEO, Institute for Wokplace Skills and Innovation; author of “Job U: How To Find Wealth And Success By Developing The Skills Companies Actually Need”
How does an apprenticeship typically work?
An apprenticeship is a structured accreditation program that provides participants with the building blocks to master a specific occupational area and learn hands-on skills under the direct supervision of a skilled expert. It is important to note that because apprenticeships are a nascent industry in the United States, they are often confused with internships. In fact, at present, the line is very fine between the two. Briefly, internships are generally short-term; involve little or no pay; and are inconsistent across the board concerning rigor, degree of responsibility and supervision.
What types of roles and industries do you find apprenticeships in?
Today’s apprenticeship programs are becoming more sophisticated and progressive and found in a variety of modern fields from engineering and sales and marketing to computer programming and health care. Many of the knowledge-economy jobs available in the United States can be effectively learned through apprenticeship.
When should you consider taking on an apprenticeship?
Whether currently unemployed, unhappily employed, or simply wishing to experience the joys of learning a new skill through hands-on work, it’s time to seek out apprenticeship programs in your area. Apprenticeships are not just for young people. They are for people of all ages and all stages of life.
Where do you find an apprenticeship?
Although the formal apprenticeship concept is rapidly gaining traction in the United States, no central site exists to access opportunities. However, there are several useful places to take the next step.
Radio KGO San Francisco | Wednesday 23 December 2015
Michael Finney and Nicholas Wyman discuss todays’ most needed skills and jobs including those which pay over 70k a year and do not require a four year college degree. Nicholas explains that there are many pathways to success that do not necessarily require a four year college degree. With a return to apprenticeship and vocational pathways as a realistic alternative to a college degree, on the job learning is playing an important role in the acquisition of job specific skills.