Registered Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid, on-the-job training, classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally recognized credential. It is a tried-and-true approach utilized by forward-thinking employers and industry leaders as they pivot and adapt to meet 21st century challenges. We at Equus will work with you to help achieve your needs at every step along the way — even the paperwork.
"We were very fortunate to be connected to Equus Workforce Solutions by our local WIOA partners. After we were awarded the incentive funds for an apprenticeship program, we were able to put the foundation in place to formalize and expand our STEP (STEM Training Engagement Program) training and internship program into a Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) with the US Department of Labor."
"The Equus team discussed the benefits of becoming a sponsor for Registered Apprenticeship and assured the Kindred team that we take pride in our role in facilitating the process with our partners and stakeholders. The team assisted Kindred with their application—utilizing team resources to conduct research, assist with curriculum development, connect Kindred with other partners and guide them through the process"
"Equus allowed us to keep all of these pathways open by providing services and financial support that removed roadblocks. We are so thankful to Equus for helping our students, community health centers and Gaston College with needed funding to keep these programs alive which ultimately changes lives and improves our community, one patient at a time.”
"Access to capital and other local resources has been a challenge due to the pandemic and other restrictions. The incentive funds from Equus helped WRTP to pay for laptops or Chromebooks that provided digital access to tutoring services and apprentice navigators for over 30 apprentices. WRTP was also able to pay tuition other allowable expenses."
"Since Medcerts and Equus both have a national footprint, we believe the future opportunities to work together with employers to provide well-skilled, reliable and enthusiastic job candidates will only grow. We make the process so much easier for employers because we handle the standards development process and work with Equus to get the program approved by the US Department of Labor.”
Listen to Sandy Mead of MedCerts discuss with Equus about filling critical workforce needs with registered apprenticeship on YouTube.
Listen to Laura Dailey of Kindred Healthcare discuss the success found when partnering with Equus on registered apprenticeship on YouTube.
Listen to Sandy Mead of MedCerts discuss the ongoing changes happening in today's job market and apprenticeship on YouTube.
Listen to Sandy Mead of MedCerts discuss how joining forces with Equus Workforce Solutions on conquering registered apprenticeship on YouTube.
How much does it cost?
Finding and retaining qualified employees is a significant expense employers face. The Registered Apprenticeship model delivers retention rates between 91% – 94% making it a workforce cost that realizes a return on investment.
Dollar for dollar, no workforce training method packs as much punch as apprenticeship. On average, employers realize an average return on investment of $1.47 for every $1 invested. Additionally, every $1 invested in apprenticeships leads to a public return of approximately $28 in benefits.
We work with you to identify resources to offset training costs. For example, a potential employer incentive exists for employers interested in developing brand new Registered Apprenticeships or expanding an existing program with Equus Workforce Solutions.
Apprentices are employees just like your current talent. Through incremental wage progression, apprentices start earning a wage day 1 on the job. As the apprentice gains knowledge and skills, their wage increases until program completion. Once the apprentice is fully trained to your specifications, the apprentice begins earning the same wage rate as your seasoned—or skilled—employee.
Where can I sign up?!
The Equus Workforce Solutions team is happy to assist you in program development. Our goal is to make this process as painless as possible, and to guide you every step of the way. As a Registered Apprenticeship Expansion Program Intermediary, we are committed to working with the Office of Apprenticeship to answer any questions you may have as we customize workforce solutions for you, assist you in identifying resources for training costs, and ensure that—together—we build a program that will attract a diverse, talented group of career seekers to meet your needs.
The Department of Labor (DOL) champions and supports Registered Apprenticeship Expansion Program efforts to ensure that additional demands across multiple, high-growth industries are added to the fold, and that more career seekers—especially those from underrepresented populations—are afforded this amazing training opportunity.