Take a page out of the Kings College playbook and build a bridge right into your hiring talent pool. Offering opportunities for real-world work experience through apprenticeships with local schools is the perfect way to create organic hiring pathways into any organization.
@Catherine Sharman and Kings College London took on 3 apprentices through the Middlesbrough College Audiovisual Technician Apprenticeship. After only 8 months, "[Kings]has promoted two of them already - a testament to the [Middlesbrough] course," says Sharman, AV Operations Manager. Kings staff has been so impressed they're going to round two, taking on three more apprentices to work across five campuses this fall.
@Rich Sasson and @Crestron Electronics, Inc. have done the same with local technical colleges like Lincoln Tech and Sheffield Institute, to name a few. @Bruno Cruz and @Horst von Wallwitz at @Seal Telecom have leveled up and build their own Convergint Academy to house apprentices as they sample each department to find a great career path. I also know one @Oscar Maguey personally, who has rocketed to #avstardom through apprenticeship with @Maru Gaitan at Grupo Niza.
Create your own hiring success story. Copy this template. Find schools in your backyard. Check out their programs - many have engineering, IT, electrical, audio, media, production, and more. All of them have missions to help students find viable careers. All you have to do is start laying bricks. Before you know it a bridge is built.
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@AVIXA @Cristiano Mazza @Chris Fitzpatrick @Althea M Ricketts @Leteng as @Virginia Wu @JUAN JOSE VILA @Tobias Lang @Jeff Day @Sharath Abraham @Norbert Kreuzer @Sean Glumace