Apprenticeships for Tech

Connecting Diverse Tech Talent to Every Industry (available for U.S. only)

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Apprenticeships for tech
Develop a high-skilled tech workforce

Employers: Get the entry-level tech talent you need while reducing costs and turnover

Diversify your talent pipeline with apprenticeships for tech

Finding good entry-level tech talent is challenging and can be costly. CompTIA Apprenticeships for Tech (CAFT) offers a pathway for employers to connect with a diverse and talented new crop of job-ready tech learners seeking employment -- And you can make these connections without paying for ads or headhunter fees.

Whether it’s recent graduates of one of our many training programs, or applicants ready to begin learning on the job through apprenticeship, CAFT and the partners in our Hire-Ready Network can help you connect with talent and build your team.

  • Develop a high-skilled tech workforce
  • Diversify your talent pipeline
  • Amplify employee engagement and retention
  • Reduce hiring costs
  • Benefit from financial incentives for qualified employers
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How it Works

It begins with a conversation with our CAFT team.

They will listen to understand your needs and work with you to define a plan. That may mean…

  • Connecting with candidates who are pre-screened, ready to work—and in some cases, already trained
  • Exploring how those learners and your organization will benefit if they continue their training on the job as part of a registered apprenticeship program
  • Learning how apprenticeship programs can build a robust talent pipeline for entry-level roles through the upskilling of current staff
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Learn How a Tech Apprenticeship Program Can Transform Any Organization

Organizations today face great challenges with finding, hiring, skilling and retaining IT and cybersecurity talent. But it doesn't have to be that way. Download the ebook Apprenticeships for Tech: The Case for Better, Smarter and More Inclusive IT and Cybersecurity Talent Development to learn how apprenticeship can:

  • Bring fresh perspectives, ideas and talent into workplaces
  • Create a culture of learning
  • Build a talent and skills pipeline for IT and cybersecurity that is smart, dependable, and responsive to real workplace needs

What are CompTIA Apprenticeships for Tech?

  • Developed by CompTIA, the world’s largest IT Industry Association
  • Powered by talent strategy leader, American Institutes for Research (AIR)
  • Recognized standards by the U.S. Department of Labor

CompTIA, in partnership with American Institutes for Research (AIR) and supported through funding from the U.S. Department of Labor, is expanding the availability of registered tech apprenticeship programs. Launch your program using CompTIA’s National Guideline Standards for the following entry-level technology careers.

In addition to National Guideline Standards, our CAFT Team can launch apprenticeships in several tech occupations.

Download the Getting Started Guide to understand how to implement apprenticeship as a talent development strategy for your organization.

"CompTIA Apprenticeships for Tech program meets the hiring needs of local employers for tech occupations and is a win-win for our diverse population and for the future of a skilled workforce in Arizona."

Willie Higgins, Director with the Arizona Department of Economic Security's Apprenticeship Office

“We are excited to be a part of apprenticeship as a way to train and develop talent using nationally recognized standards.”

Jen Bruno, Global Head of Human Resources for Reputation

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Our apprenticeship programs can help make hiring and talent development easier and less costly. Let us show you how!

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Our Hire-Ready Network is here to help

Employers, does apprenticeship sound good, but also like a lot of work? It isn't when you hire apprentices through our Hire Ready Network. Our intermediaries do the heavy lifting and paperwork, so you don't have to. Learn more here.

Intermediaries, would you like to partner with us? Let’s talk.

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