YWCA seeks employers for high-need industry apprenticeships

Cybersecurity virtual event set for Oct. 24

YWCA apprenticeships high need

The YWCA of the Quad Cities is launching a trio of new high-need apprenticeships to its Career Training program later this year in these three high-need industries: 

  • IT/Cybersecurity.
  • Child Care.
  • Health care.

This trio of Apprenticeship Programs will provide employers with a fast-tracked way of recruiting and training new hires and/or upskilling existing workers in critical skills and competencies. 

The first program to launch will be the IT and Cybersecurity Apprenticeship. The YWCA is hosting a virtual Lunch and Learn with SAFAL Partners, which manages the registered apprenticeship program, at noon Tuesday, Oct. 24. 

Employers can hear from subject matter experts on how a registered IT/Cybersecurity  apprenticeship program will have a positive impact on a company’s need for workers now, and in the future, while providing transparent career pathways that will engage and retain employees.

“Apprenticeships provide a structured, yet customizable way to train and develop a team with wide-ranging benefits,” Angela Baker of SAFAL Partners said in a YWCA news release.  “Whether an organization is looking to increase productivity, create a more diverse workforce, or bridge skills gaps, an apprenticeship program is a workforce development strategy used by many employers in the US.”

Employers can register for the Oct. 24 IT Apprenticeship Lunch and Learn here. Details for the Child Care and Healthcare Apprenticeships are being finalized and will launch by the end of 2023. 

Questions can be directed to Alexandra Larson Bonds at [email protected].

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