The dynamic energy sector is always changing and growing and a pipeline of highly-skilled workers is needed now and for the future for the industry to thrive. Energy companies throughout the country rely on apprenticeship programs to recruit, train, and retain productive and dedicated employees with the right skill sets.
"We're passionate about scaling this 'earn and learn' model in the U.S. Siemens knows first-hand how valuable apprenticeships are to growing the workforce needed to be successful."
David Etzwiler, CEO, Siemens Foundation
High-Demand Apprenticeship Occupations:
The Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. apprenticeship program ensures the company's employees are the most highly-trained and skilled craftspeople in the industry. The company is an accredited training Sponsor Organization of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). As a result, the apprenticeship program, which has been in place for more than a decade, stays up-to-date with changing industry trends. During the four-year program, apprentices are trained at one of Griffin's facilities, with guidance and mentoring provided by an experienced mentor. The program has been designated as an approved training site by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which facilitates recruitment and training of veterans.
These resources provide the information and building blocks you need to start designing your apprenticeship program.
For more resources, program examples, and marketing materials, go to the Energy Community of Practice page.