The Great Resignation in tech: Can great apprenticeships help?
This is written as the celebration of National Apprenticeship Week commences on November 15th. Before we delve into the state of apprenticeship programs and its significance to today’s tech talent crisis—let’s look at the problem before the opportunity. The pandemic certainly caused many employees in all industries and professions an opportunity to re-access their work-life balance as well as how they may want to live their lives differently moving forward. This has led to what is being coined, “the Great Resignation,” where people are retiring earlier or simply quitting and dropping out of the work force.
This couldn’t come at a worse time for the tech profession—especially for state and local governments. Hundreds of thousands of tech jobs are open and begging for qualified applicants. Before the pandemic the greatest challenge regarding hiring in the public sector was the inability to be competitive with the private sector in terms of compensation.