A recent CNBC survey of company presidents and CFOs reveals that 46 percent believe the workforce is not developing the proper skills businesses require. Additionally, the National Federation of Independent Business found that as of first-quarter 2017, 45 percent of small businesses were unable to find qualified applicants to fill job openings.
That skills gap is hurting national and local competitiveness and impeding economic growth. College of DuPage is working with business leaders to develop strategies to close the gap in both white collar and industrial or technical areas, and ensure our local workforce is prepared to perform.
Apprenticeships are a good way to provide skilled employees, help the economy, and change the trend. Traditionally, apprenticeships were associated with construction and skilled trades careers. Currently, programs are in various industries, including healthcare, IT, logistics, banking, insurance, transportation, distribution, and advanced manufacturing.
College of DuPage has a long history of partnering with employers to develop educational programs to meet changing workforce needs. The College has the flexibility to meet those needs with a variety of solutions. Working together to build a bridge between hiring and education, we can help find the right talent for your business.
Would you like to learn more about the Project Hire-Ed Apprenticeship Program? Please complete and submit the Project Hire-Ed Apprenticeship Program Employer Interest Form.