IT Apprenticeships

Explore the Benefits of a Registered Apprenticeship Program

Develop a Highly-Skilled IT Team Through a Registered Apprenticeship Program.

A registered apprenticeship is an employer-driven model that combines on-the-job training with related classroom instruction, resulting in an employee becoming productive quickly. It is a proven solution for businesses to recruit, develop, and retain highly skilled workers.

ACDS offers free services to help you launch an apprenticeship program, locate qualified IT talent, and train your team to meet your company’s unique needs. Our solutions for employers help develop and retain skilled talent, save money and resources, and potentially earn state tax credits.

Employer Benefits & Cost-Savings
  • Free recruiting services with access to a diverse candidate database
  • Free project management to implement apprenticeship
  • Free customized training per apprentice
  • Arkansas state tax credit of $2,000 per apprentice
  • Average 84% retention rate
  • ROI within 12 months
  • Savings range from $5,000 to $10,000 per apprentice
Apprenticeship Commitments

Employers and apprentices can expect these commitments:

    • 144 classroom hours
    • A mentor is provided
    • Full-time employment status
    • A raise within one year

5 Core Components of a Registered Apprenticeship.

Business Involvement

Employers are the foundation of every registered apprenticeship program.

Structured-on-the-Job Training

Apprentices receive on-the-job training from an experienced mentor and their project teams for a minimum of one year.

Related Instruction

Apprenticeships combine on-the-job learning with technical skill-building provided by best-in-class providers, including vendors, technical consultants, community colleges, and continuing education programs (higher ed) – provided online or at the job site.

Rewards for Skill Gains

Apprentices receive increases in wages as they demonstrate competency and develop higher-level skills.

National Occupational Credential

Registered apprenticeship programs result in a nationally-recognized credential – a 100% guarantee to employers that apprentices are fully qualified for the job.

Employer Services

Occupation Specific Cohorts

Our Department of Labor (DOL) Registered Apprenticeship programs are specific to the IT occupations you need most. While using DOL standards for an apprenticeship, the training program for each cohort will be tailored based on your business’s specific needs.

Talent Acquisition Services

ACDS’ Talent Acquisition Team continually reviews candidates in our ever-growing pipeline of diverse talent. After initial screenings and assessments, our TA Team works with corporate hiring managers to match potential IT candidates and company culture.

Tailored Classroom Training

From our network of experts, ACDS will identify the training partner providing the right curriculum to teach the required skills for each specific IT occupation. Additional customization in the curriculum allows each company to introduce its own processes and IT tools “the company way.”

Project Management Services

 The ACDS Project Management Office (PMO) will join your team’s efforts and guide the implementation process, ensuring all key components are in place for a successful apprenticeship program. The  PMO team will be there for implementation from day one through the completion of the program and will handle paperwork with the Department of Labor.

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