Facing skills shortage, competitors collaborate on apprenticeship program

Dive Brief:

  • The skills gap is forcing competing Nevada businesses to start working together to form apprenticeship programs, according to the Las Vegas Journal-Review.
  • Suzi LeVine, the former U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, says that American companies need to seriously consider a “Swiss-style” approach. She and her husband, Eric, travel around the country promoting this initiative. Eric LeVine told the Review-Journal that if a company launches a training program without the support of others firms, competitors will just take the newly trained talent. It makes more sense to work together, he said.
  • Nevada offers more than 80 apprenticeship programs, but they are in need of serious updating, and could be expanded to cover fields such as information technology and healthcare, the Review-Journal reports

Click here to read the entire article written by Nicole Raz poted on the Las Vegas Review Journal website. 

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