Apprenti Technology Apprenticeship Program Meeting May 31

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Struggling to Hire Tech Talent?

Join us on Friday May 31, 2019 at 8:30 A.M. at the Sumner County American Job Center, 1598 Green Lea Blvd in Gallatin, for a special information session about Apprenti, a technology-focused apprenticeship program.

Local employers have told us that finding employees with the right tech skills is challenging.  We heard you.  Volunteer State Community College, The City of Gallatin Economic Development Agency, and the Greater Nashville Technology Council are bringing an innovative, new tech skills solution to Gallatin.

Apprenti TN, the first technology-focused apprenticeship program in Tennessee, is unlike internships or traditional job training options.  Apprenti TN combines paid on-the-job training and education with placement in highly skilled, salary-competitive occupations. The program works with the tech industry to identify mid-tier jobs ready to be filled by highly competent people regardless of educational background. 

Through Apprenti TN, businesses can choose applicants with no tech skills, but a high aptitude to learn them, and sponsor them through an intensive program that certifies them in the skill set the company needs.

The training programs will focus on the areas of: Data Center Technician, Cybersecurity Analyst, IT Support Professional, Network Security, Software/Web Development, and System Administration.

We are creating an agile and flexible workforce development program that can rapidly train and place job seekers into high-demand tech jobs in order to establish a qualified pipeline of tech talent to meet the region’s emerging need for skilled tech talent. 

Employers who wish to attend the session are encouraged to RSVP to Deborah.Overstreet@Volstate.edu by May 29th.  The event will include a breakfast, presenters, and time for questions and answers.  The event is sponsored by the Gallatin Economic Development Agency. 

If you have questions regarding the partnership or the upcoming informational session, please email Nicholas Bishop, Vice President for Economic and Community Development- Vol State Community College, at Nicholas.Bishop@volstate.edu