IT Apprenticeship Program
Austin Community College is committed to training 350 Information Technology (IT) apprentices/pre-apprentices over the next four years. Through a $12 million DOL grant, ACC joins partners San Jacinto College, Alamo Community College, and Dallas Community College in providing apprenticeship opportunities for Central Texas students seeking a career in IT. ACC will be working with area businesses to develop these IT apprenticeship programs.
StudentsWant to find out how an IT apprenticeship can help you on your path to a high-tech career?
EmployersWant to know how you can develop a skilled IT workforce to grow your business?
Apprenticeships in Information Technology
The length of an apprenticeship programs vary depending on the employer, complexity of the occupation, industry, and the type of program but they typically last 1-3 years. Some other features of IT apprenticeships include:
Industry-driven, high-quality career pathways where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce.
Apprenticeships focus on mastering specific skills an employer needs within their organization.
Apprentices obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, mentorship, and a portable, nationally-recognized credential.
Experienced mentors provide individualized training and support.
Benefits for Students
Earn a paycheck from day one, guaranteed to increase over time as you learn new skills
Learn job skills while earning a salary
Receive an industry-issued credential upon completion of an apprenticeship program
Earn academic credit towards a college degree for the skills you learn during your apprenticeship
Leverage your completed apprenticeship to further your career in IT
Meet people who can help you advance your career today and in the future
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Apprenticeship Benefits for Businesses
Stable, Reliable Pipeline
Ensure a stable, reliable pipeline of diverse, highly-skilled workers by “growing your own” through apprenticeships
Increase Knowledge Transfer
Leverage knowledge transfer through on-the-job training and mentoring, combined with education courses customized to company needs
Increase Employee Retention
91% of apprentices who complete an apprenticeship are still employed nine months later
Systematic Approach to Training
Ensure employees are trained and certified to produce at the highest levels required for careers in Information Technology
Reduce turnover rates, increase productivity, and lower the cost of recruitment
[T]here are a lot of jobs…that we cannot fill. By going and getting folks with two-year degrees and training them to exactly what we need, they can help fill that gap. Dexter Henderson
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