Apprenticeship programs are a work-based learning strategy that builds loyalty, establishes a career (path) within a company, and ensures knowledge is passed down.
An apprenticeship program can help in the recruitment and development of a skilled workforce, standardize training across multiple job sites, reduce turnover costs, and increases employee retention.
With over 1,000 occupations available for Apprenticeship programs through the Department of Labor, MGCCC can work with employers to develop a program to fit a company’s workforce needs. Student Apprenticeships are a combination of classroom instruction and on-the-job learning, with incremental pay increases included as apprentices achieve benchmark competencies for the specific occupation. Apprentices can be new hires or workers already employed with the company.
Ingalls Apprenticeship Program
For more than half a century, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) has provided the classroom instruction for the Ingalls Apprenticeship program. Ingalls is the Sponsor of the Apprenticeship programs, coordinating the On-the-Job Training (OJT) and Department of Labor requirements while MGCCC provides the classroom instruction.
Bank Branch Manager Apprenticeship Program
2018 marked the year that MGCCC officially became a Sponsor for a Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program. Specifically, MGCCC currently sponsors a financial industry “Bank Branch Manager” apprenticeship program, a 2-year, 4,288 hour program.
For more information about developing an Apprenticeship program contact:
Gayle C. Brown
Workforce Developer and Special Projects
10298 Express Drive
Gulfport, MS 39503