Once you start taking all the barriers away, the diversity just starts showing up.
A June 10 article in Community College Daily offered a recap of a panel discussion at Day Two of JFF’s Horizons virtual experience called “Employers Driving High-Quality Apprenticeships: Planning for the Future of Work.”
During the session, executives from Aon Services, IBM, and Techtonic explained why their companies had embraced apprenticeship as an employee training model and discussed their plans to expand their apprenticeship programs and encourage other employers to consider apprenticeship.
Among other things, the employers noted that apprenticeship can be an effective way to diversify a company’s workforce.
“Once you start taking all the barriers away, the diversity just starts showing up,” said Heather Terenzio, CEO of Techtonic, a small software developer based in Boulder, Colorado.