Apprenticeships: Design for Success with SkillsCommons

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Apprenticeship programs are one effective strategy for implementing work-based learning. Work-based learning provides the essential context for people to develop the skills and knowledge required for successful employment.

With free access to job-driven, workforce development materials from SkillsCommons:

Apprentices Can…

Apprentices at work

  • Become familiar with concepts, terms and vocabulary used on the job.
  • Become knowledgeable about the safety and workplace regulations.
  • Become oriented to the communication strategies and soft skills required for job success.
  • Become familiar with the different career paths within the industry and learn about the different levels and categories of competencies required for different careers.
  • Become familiar with some of the tools of the trade through practices on virtual labs (e.g. online electrical circuit labs).
  • Develop some self-regulatory and resiliency skills by practicing to become a self-guided learner.

Mentors and Managers Can…

Mentors at work

  • Identify and select the materials the apprentice should become familiar with in preparation for their work-based learning.
  • Review the communication strategies and soft skills required to effectively mentor the apprentice.
  • Become familiar with the different career paths within industry sectors and learn about the different levels and categories of competencies required for different careers.

SkillsCommons Apprenticeship Resources