ProgressiveCareer Skills Gaps Closing Process

How ProgressiveCareer can help you implement a successful apprentice program

How do I get started? Step 1: Strategic Analysis Step 2: Success Planning Step 3: Implemen- tation What does success look like?
 
 

Strategic Analysis

  • Understand an industry or company’s particular skills gap(s) and staffing needs
  • Analyze talent needs
  • Explain how Apprenticeships can help
  • Identify and win the hearts and minds of stakeholders
  • Help produce a strong business case/ROI for using apprenticeships
  • Provide an evaluation of current hiring, onboarding, and training programs
  • Success Planning

  • Ensure the right career path opportunities
  • Design specific programs with metrics
  • Design the requirements for business support, for line managers to collaborate with educators and mentors
  • Train and prepare for appropriate program management.
  • Implementation

  • Assist with recruiting processes
  • Help define month by month implementation plans
  • Aid in onboarding
  • Help maintain and develop training and learning paths
  • Describe requirements for pastoral care through professional coaching and mentoring.
  • ProgressiveCareer is dedicated to bridging your organization's skills and training gaps. Closing these gaps is imperative to maintaining your organization's competitive advantage. We will perform strategic analysis of current and potential skill and training gaps. We collaborate with you to create success plans for effective solutions to address your specific skill needs. We help you understand whether the gaps are in technical skills, or workplace/interpersonal skills, or both. We will help you close the gaps so your colleagues produce better results. We help implement your new or revised programs. We leverage our extensive global network across industry, education, and government to lead and deliver collaboration for you and your stakeholders. 

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    INDUSTRY

    EDUCATION

    GOVERNMENT

    INDUSTRY

     

    WHO WE HELP: 

    • Corporations
    • Small and medium-sized businesses
    • Executives
    • Entrepreneurs
    • Financial services / information technology (IT)
    • Talent and development managers in both business and HR

    HOW WE HELP:

    • Bring extensive financial services business and IT experience, including in CIO and COO roles on multiple continents, for multiple companies, and different markets.
    • Share insights from accomplishments in workforce development, hiring programs, foundation academies for onboarding, and innovating in apprenticeships via work/study and degree programs in digital and IT.
    • Perform analysis of talent needs
      • Clarifying skills required.
      • Examining existing talent programs in detail.
        • Attraction
        • Recruiting
        • Selection
        • Hiring and onboarding
        • Training
        • Career planning for success
      • Planning for transformational programs to build and change skills.
    • Help allocate and optimize training and development resources to ensure success.
    • Design programs for training, coaching, and guiding employees through successful career paths.
    • We provide pastoral care of new hires, trainees, and re-hires through professional coaching and mentoring.

    WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

    Every project is different, but common deliverables include

    • Strategic Analysis: A report detailing specific skill needs and suggested evaluation criteria.
    • Success Planning: Comprehensive training plans with detailed learning objectives for specific positions.
    • Implementation: Assistance in hiring, onboarding, and training apprentices and new hires. 

    GOVERNMENT

     

    WHO WE HELP: 

    • Chambers of commerce
    • Offices of workforce development
    • Local, state, and national employment leaders

    HOW WE HELP:

    • Bring experience in closing skills gaps by designing, implementing, and promoting workforce development initiatives.
    • Clarify specific workforce needs and goals and how to fulfill them.
    • Create action plans for increasing workforce preparedness for your industry needs.
    • Analyze existing and potential partnerships and collaborations among industry, educators and trainers, and the public sector.

    WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

    Every project is different, but common deliverables include

    • Strategic Analysis: A report detailing specific industry skills needs and suggested measures for improving workforce readiness.
    • Success Planning: Comprehensive workforce training plans to bridge skill gaps.
    • Implementation: Help with growth of existing workforce partnerships and initiatives including suggested improvements.

    EDUCATION

     

    WHO WE HELP:

    • Colleges and universities
    • Community colleges
    • Coalitions of schools
    • Local, state, and national public sector organizations
    • IT and digital training companies

    HOW WE HELP:

    • Provide leadership, experience, accomplishment and confidence in closing skills gaps.
    • Leverage experience in designing, implementing, and promoting apprenticeships and other innovative work-study programs that are targeted to specific business needs.
    • Evaluate current degree programs in IT, computer science, or other digital and STEM fields
    • Identify potential areas of collaboration among educators, trainers and companies for Apprenticeships and other work-study programs, including leading to degrees.
    • Examine the financials and economics of your work-study programs.
    • Improve your marketing and customer awareness of degree, certificate, and training programs, and assist with placing your candidates in the workforce.
    • Integrate various levels and styles of educational and skills requirements into hiring programs for your candidates.

    WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

    Every project is different, but common deliverables include

    • Strategic Analysis: A report identifying skills that workplace candidates are lacking in specific career fields.
    • Success Planning: Detailed plans for apprenticeships, work/study or higher level degree programs to target workforce areas of need.
    • Implementation: Implementation of workshops or other learning supplements to help you and your education as well as training colleagues to address skill gaps.