Companies are launching apprenticeship programs to recruit nontraditional staff for entry-level positions in the midst of a technology talent shortage.
Many applicants have a high school education, and apprenticeships provide training in digital skills like programming languages.
Auto-parts supplier Robert Bosch's 12-month apprenticeship program will train applicants as software engineers for emergent technologies like driver assistance and autonomous vehicles; training will focus on system architecture, design, and C++ coding, along with soft skills such as communication, presentations, collaboration, and project management.
Said Bosch’s Charlie Ackerman of the program, “The rapid change seen particularly in high-tech presents a challenge for education to adapt quickly enough. Industry cannot wait and is forced to take additional steps.”
From The Wall Street Journal
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