WHAT ARE INTERMEDIARIES?
An apprenticeship intermediary provides industry and/or occupation-specific expertise to support employers in a particular industrial sector, coordinate partner responsibilities, provide program administration to aggregate demand for apprentices, particularly for small and medium-sized employers that may not have the capacity to operate programs on their own, and assist with instruction and supportive services.
What are examples of intermediaries?
- Industry Associations and Business Organizations
- Community and Technical Colleges
- Non-Profit and Community-Based Organizations
- Labor Management Partnerships
- Workforce Development Boards
WHAT ROLES DO INTERMEDIARIES PLAY IN APPRENTICESHIP?
Intermediaries are integral partners who play a range of roles to make apprenticeships successful. For businesses looking to apprenticeship as a workforce solution, intermediaries have the expertise to bring a program to scale for one or multiple employers.
ACCELERATE PROGRAM CREATION
Leverage their diverse expertise, networks, and resources to fast-track program development
PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
Guide employers through the design and administrative tasks required to start an apprenticeship program
Support employers with recruiting and screening candidates, developing curriculum and training, and more