We’re training our apprentices to be the next great generation of facilities leaders.
Sam, a front-line team member at one of our client sites in Nebraska, will enter our apprenticeship program this September. For Sam, this accomplishment is the culmination of years of hard work.
“I’m excited for the chance to learn some new, more advanced skills,” he says. “I’ve been at the site for three years, and I’m always trying to learn the equipment better, how to troubleshoot, how to fix things. So it’s exciting to see that result in a new opportunity.”
In the three years Sam has been at the site, he’s made his presence known through his dedication to safety. “I’m a member of the safety committee here. We go over things like pre-job hazard assessment and labeling the safety equipment. We also give the employees at the site a voice, regularly relaying their suggestions and insights to management.”
Looking ahead, Sam is exciting not just about the apprenticeship program but about his future career in facilities services. “I hope to be here until my grey years,” he says. “I love it. The team here is really close. We even have regular potlucks. It’s a great feeling: knowing that everyone here has my back.”
We’ll be checking in with Sam as he progresses through the apprenticeship program. Make sure to visit the C&W Services blog for future updates.
A solution to the trade-skills gap.
We have offered apprenticeship programs at a number of our client sites for years, but we recently redesigned and reinvested in the program in response to the growing trade-skills gap. This problem, as explained in the article Who Can Fix the Middle-Skills Gap, is caused by the fact that a large number of baby boomers are going to retire over the course of the next decade and there aren’t enough skilled workers to fill these vacant roles.
You can learn more about how we’re working to solve the trade-skills gap here.
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