News Flash

Arapahoe County News

Posted on: November 10, 2021

Celebrate Colorado Apprenticeship Month by hiring or becoming an apprentice

Two people standing in front of a sign that says National Apprenticiship Week

The apprenticeship program through Arapahoe/Douglas Works! (A/D Works!) proves there’s something for everyone.

When you think “apprentice,” what comes to mind? Maybe you think those are only for the trades, or perhaps you recall a certain television show that helped launch a presidency. Because it’s November, maybe you’re thinking of Colorado Apprenticeship Month.

Apprenticeships are not just for tradespeople; they’re for people like one of A/D Works!’ customers, a single mom who went from working for minimum wage selling makeup to an apprenticeship in advanced manufacturing, a position for which she got to travel to see components she made with her own hands launch into space. Apprenticeships can lead to jobs in many sectors, such as cybersecurity, which provides a starting salary of more than $55,000 a year. Apprenticeships are for people with disabilities who may otherwise not have been fully accommodated in a traditional office setting. They’re for the long-term administrative assistant or retail worker who are now moving toward a new career in digital marketing. Apprenticeships are for workers of all backgrounds who want to gain the in-demand skills they’ll need to remain competitive in a labor market characterized by constant change.

For these workers and many others, a new door has opened. You don’t need to sacrifice making a living to learn new skills, and you don’t need a four-year degree. The innovative A/D Works! apprenticeship program proves there’s something for everyone. Apprenticeships are affordable and can result in higher-paying jobs. They’re a pathway for underserved and marginalized individuals and for those affected by persistent poverty and inequality.

Employers who host apprenticeship programs benefit from reduced turnover and company risk, lower recruitment costs, and improved employee loyalty. 

Businesses don’t have to start from scratch because A/D Works! creates custom programs to meet unique business needs and goals.

Business owners and employers should contact A/D Works! to learn about how an apprenticeship program can help you attract new talent, save time and money.

Jobseekers call or visit A/D Works! for information on apprenticeship programs and many additional services available at no cost.

A/D Works! Workforce Center
Website: www.adworks.org
Phone: 303-636-1160

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Arapahoe County News

Thanksgiving

County building closures for Thanksgiving

Posted on: November 22, 2021
Sign on sidewalk that reads "Voter Services and Polling Center"

Vote centers open Monday, Oct. 25

Posted on: October 21, 2021
SMP_CP_ACCares_Antibody-Testing

Arapahoe Cares: Dig Deep Research

Posted on: October 21, 2021
pic_CP_records_digitization

Preserving the past, for the future

Posted on: October 5, 2021
SMP_CP_Board_Barrel_smores

Tickets on sale now for Board & Barrel!

Posted on: October 4, 2021
pic_CP_Closed_Arapahoe_Day

Arapahoe Day building closures

Posted on: September 30, 2021
Labor Day

Labor Day building closure

Posted on: September 2, 2021
SMP_CP_Census

2020 Census Update

Posted on: August 26, 2021
No Burn Ban UPDATED 7.7.20

Fire restrictions and fireworks

Posted on: June 24, 2021
SMP_CP_Fireworks_2021

It's going to be a BLAST!

Posted on: May 24, 2021
PIC_CP_County_101

Introducing County 101

Posted on: April 1, 2021
SMP_CL_Safer_at_Home

Dial 2.0 further reopens Arapahoe County

Posted on: February 11, 2021
pic_CP_presidents_day

Building closures for Presidents Day

Posted on: February 10, 2021
SMP_TTH_CP__Vaccination_Update_Feb_4_20210120

Vaccination Update: Telephone Town Hall

Posted on: February 1, 2021
CivicPlus_Dec 2020 v2

DIVE into the Open Spaces Master Plan

Posted on: January 10, 2021
SMP_CP_Fireworks_2021

It's going to be a BLAST!

Posted on: May 24, 2021