• Start by identifying a real talent need in your organization.
• Make it part of the operating fabric of the company so it's supported and results in immediate application of learning.
• Open up new avenues to finding talent – the "earn while you learn" feature of apprenticeships gives you access to a wider talent pool.
The most effective apprenticeship programs include both college learning and on-the-job learning – working together. The U.S. Department of Labor works with companies and universities to design "Gold Standard" apprenticeship programs. Bellevue University is one of a few 4-year schools that participates nationwide.