Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80SPRING 2017 | CompTIAWorld 35 ASI time and money has blown up into a nationwide initiative to fill the company’s employment pipeline while also supporting local communities and the national economy. Qualcomm finds itself in a similar situation. In San Diego County, Qualcomm collaborates with schools, libraries and private-sector companies to expand the lab’s local reach. “The support we have received from the San Diego Workforce Partnership, San Diego mayor’s office and the Chula Vista Library have provided great community support and the foundation for a strong local program that is now growing at a national level,” Gavin said. With well over 200 technically certified employees, Atrion takes a slightly different approach. “When it comes to finding instructors for our program, we pull from our own pool of talent,” Hebert said. Since dedicating one full-time employee to lead the effort, Hebert said five or six other engineers have stepped up to support the initiative and fill in gaps where a subject matter expert is necessary. “What’s nice about this approach is that our trainers are there every day, whether it’s in the classroom or with the trainees out in the real world doing work for our clients.” Getting the Job Done Atrion’s apprentice program starts with the individual. Learning models tailored to the knowledge, background and aptitude each person holds in regards to technology span a period of two weeks to almost 10 months. ASI’s Career development activities are designed to expose students to STEM concepts and careers that are essential to tomorrow’s workforce. Tim Hebert President and CEO of Atrion