We’re a few weeks into the new year – how are you doing on your New Year’s resolutions? One of the most common resolutions is to learn something new, and CCWA has a multitude of professional development options to help you and your team keep that resolution.
In order for businesses to thrive and for the quality of life to be enhanced for citizens, Virginia has elevated its focus on building qualified employees with credentials that match employer needs.
To hear more about credentials and certifications, we welcome you to the premier episode of Workforce Virginia, an all-new series of podcasts. Produced by CCWA, these conversations will connect human resource professionals, job seekers and working individuals to valuable training and development options that build the workforce.
The holidays are a time of reflection when we think back on all that’s happened during the year. CCWA has a lot to be cheerful about this season as we’ve had opportunities to work with a variety of clients across a broad range of areas that support learning and development.
In today’s market, employers are looking to hire the most qualified candidates, but they are faced with an applicant pool that is often lacking in the necessary skills and experience. The OJT program provides an opportunity for job seekers to bridge the skills gap, while giving employers access to a more qualified applicant pool and funding to offset the costs of training a new employee.
Q: How can On-The-Job Training Support the Organizational Recruitment Pipeline?
A: Gone are the days of only offering internships and cooperative education to entry-level employees. “On-the-Job” training (OJT) programs can assist employers who are looking to expand and who need additional staff trained with specialized skills. Incumbent workers eager to learn new skills and up-skill for promotions can benefit from OJT opportunities.
Registered apprenticeship has always been the “go-to” training option for jobs within the trades industries. But why it is that other industry sectors haven’t adopted that training model?
Maybe the countless success stories just haven’t been communicated well. Or perhaps, other industries think that the apprenticeship model is only conducive for jobs such as electricians and heating and air mechanics. However, we’re finally at a point where other industries are being forced to look into new professional development options.
You may have heard the statistic that over half of the working U.S. population is not engaged at work. You probably know who those unengaged workers are in your company. Do you know what to do about them?
The percent of engaged employees rose from 2013 to 2014 (see chart below) to its highest level since 2000 when Gallup first began measuring employee engagement. However, 31.5 percent is less than one third of your employees who are passionate about their work and committed to your company’s mission and purpose.