Midlands Technical College leads on apprenticeships

March 10, 2022

source: MidlandsBiz

Learning Resources Network (LERN), the largest association in continuing education in the world, recognized MTC with its Best Business and Industry Practice award. From the award announcement, “The MTC business and industry practice was excellent. They highlighted LERN’s recommendation to ‘find a gap and fill it!’ They established a model to optimize a business’s recruitment by building it around an apprenticeship program.”

“Our dive into apprenticeship as a core strategy started about five years ago,” said Amy Scully, Vice Provost for Corporate and Continuing Education. “With apprenticeships, we are able to solve a workforce shortage while providing students relevant career training that allows them to quickly earn family-sustaining wages.”

Since July 2020, MTC has conducted training for nearly 700 registered apprentices for local organizations. The college is on track to surpass 1,000 apprentices before the end of the fiscal year in June 2022.

Josh Shore, General Manager of Medshore Ambulance Services, said, “This [partnership] has been so successful at helping to tackle the staffing crisis in our industry that we are now exploring ways to apply a similar model aimed at fixing the paramedic shortage. It is a nationwide, industry-wide problem. Partnerships like this are the only way this industry will survive long term.”

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