How Penn Foster Is Prepared to Train the Skilled Work Force
Posted by Nicole Krempasky on August 12, 2021
While there is little debate as to the potential the bill creates for new jobs, the question remains as to who, in fact, will fill these positions. One main issue is that the last few decades have shown more high school graduates turning away from high-paying labor jobs in favor of expensive bachelor’s degrees, leaving a shortage of individuals capable of filling essential skilled roles. In part, this is due to the lack of promotion of vocational jobs on a national level in comparison to the popularity and promise of careers that require higher education.
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How Penn Foster is prepared to train the skilled workforce
Further, Penn Foster can help employers ensure their workers are developing the specific in-demand skills that are valuable to their businesses through partnerships that provide the related technical instruction needed for apprenticeships. Our online programs can be configured to meet the unique training needs of your business, while helping to create long-haul employees with a 92 percent retention rate. We’ve supported thousands of apprentices across hundreds of organizations throughout the last five years and will continue to do so. In addition to supporting apprenticeships with online RTI, we also provide other upskilling and training courses to employers so their current workforce can stay up-to-date on industry changes and enhancements.
As part of the effort to stay at the forefront of innovative learning, Penn Foster’s enhanced curriculum and delivery accommodate working learners and their diverse learning styles. Interactive elements like virtual demonstrations and simulations further improve learning outcomes by focusing on job-readiness through practicing real-world skills. The online, mobile platform also ensures no one has to choose between education and work – skills can be practiced during non-work hours, allowing workers to continue earning a wage and contributing to your business.
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Penn Foster is uniquely positioned to help close the skills gap and train your workforce in preparation for a more modern America. For more information on how our programs can help you reach your hiring goals, contact a Penn Foster training expert today.
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