Why Start an Apprenticeship Program?
Apprenticeship puts your company's need for a skilled workforce in your hands. Apprentice training is a perfect blend of training coupled with work and productivity. Train the kind of employees you want working for you with on-the-job training and classroom instruction, this combination puts employees' skills and knowledge into practice immediately. Other benefits you can expect are:
- Highly Skilled Workforce. On-the-job training along with job-related educational instruction gives employees a full understanding of their job. Employees clearly see the impact their actions have on such important measures as productivity, quality, safety, and customer service.
- Standardized Training. Employers have an opportunity to build a structured, consistent training program that ensures reliable workforce performance that meets both organizational and industry standards.
- Reduce Turnover. Employees brought up in your company are more likely to stay with you.
- Increase Productivity. As apprenticeship participants hone their skills they have a deeper understanding of their jobs and use this knowledge to best meet the business needs of your organization, this boosts higher quality levels and productivity.
- Earn a Return on Your Investment. Registered apprenticeship ensures a system structured to successfully facilitate the transfer of knowledge from experienced employees to new recruits. With a highly skilled workforce, your production increases making your company more competitive and in return means more profit.
How to Get Started
The first step in starting an apprenticeship program is to contact the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions State Apprenticeship Office. Next, is the development of the apprenticeship program. State Apprenticeship Office staff will work with you every step of the way as you develop the program and will provide technical assistance and guidance throughout the process. Finally, your program must be formally approved by the State Apprenticeship Office to train apprentices.