What is Broward College Apprenticeship Program?

As an "earn and learn" model, apprentices acquire entry-level skills to become qualified professionals within a partner company. Qualified apprentices are selected by employers and paid an entry-level wage while learning on the job with a mentor and attending related technical instructions at Broward College. Upon completion of the Apprenticeship Program, apprentices will have the option to pursue one of Broward College’s degree programs for career advancement.

FOR APPRENTICES

Apprentices could be jobseekers, high school graduates, or career changers

REQUIREMENTS

Must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Is at least 18 years old
  • Has a High School Diploma/GED
  • Eligible to work in the US
  • Willing to learn, to be disciplined, assertive, and passionate.

HOW TO APPLY

4 easy steps to advance your career:

  1. Complete apprentice interest form
  2. Attend an apprenticeship information session (TBD)
  3. Prepare a resume and interview with employers (positions are based upon availability)
  4. Be hired as a Registered Apprentice, attend orientation and begin related instruction at BC

 

BROWARD COLLEGE APPRENTICESHIP OCCUPATIONS

Apprenticeships are based on the employer's job availability. Check with the program office to attend a scheduled information session.

  • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (HELP DESK) APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
  • NETWORK SUPPORT TECHNICIAN (TELECOMMUNICATION TECHNICIAN)

FOR EMPLOYERS

An apprenticeship can be your talent solution. Apprenticeships provide a reputable, organized framework for recruitment, hiring, onboarding, retaining, and advancing your workforce.

BENEFITS

  • Cost savings: Hire an apprentice at a percentage of market rate, increase salaries as they gain skills. Contract with BC and save on recruitment costs.
  • Compliance: Let BC handle the registration and reporting required by the Department of Labor and the Florida Department of Education. We will monitor apprentice success on‐the‐job with your assigned supervisor.
  • Retention: Once the apprenticeship is complete, you can permanently hire the apprentice.
  • Diversity: Access a diverse talent base of applicants including underrepresented populations.
  • Training: Apprentices receive front-loaded blocks of training in class and then report to work where they apply what they learn with an assigned mentor on the job. Employers train apprentices with specific skills they need for the success of that organization.

 

EMPLOYERS CAN INCLUDE

  • Most areas of business, government and nongovernmental organizations
  • Consulting firms, corporations, internet‐related companies
  • Non‐profit organizations, software, hardware and systems developers, technical and or managed service providers

Wages

Apprentices earn a living wage during their training. There are scheduled wage increases as apprentices acquire more skills through the program’s training and on‐the‐job experience.

Interested in participating in the Registered Apprenticeship Program? Fill out the application below:

APPRENTICESHIP INFORMATION

Interest Form