Can’t Find Skilled Talent? 3 Creative Ways to Reach the Workers You Need – Montana Registered Apprenticeship Program

“We have a national narrative that your success in America today is based upon the college that you went to,” Sizemore says. “We’ve got to change our paradigm.”

In the construction industry, over half a million new workers are needed in the U.S., “on top of the normal pace of hiring,” to complete the work expected in 2024, according to a recent report from the Associated Builders and Contractors, a construction trade organization. In the welding sector, the U.S. will need a projected 330,000 new skilled professionals by 2028, according to the American Welding Society. And, by 2030, there’s expected to be a global deficit of seven million workers in the green energy sector, according to Boston Consulting Group.

“It really requires building relationships with organizations and people and community partners who understand that we’re not looking for traditional candidates necessarily, but we’re looking for people who are going to be hardworking, who are really interested in this.”



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Montana Registered Apprenticeship Program

Earn While You Learn

Are you looking for a new career that will pay you to learn? Apprenticeship is the oldest known form of skills training, and it’s a great way to get your foot in the door of an in demand and high paying field. As an apprentice, you’ll learn from seasoned professionals who will teach you the skills of their trade. You’ll also get paid from day one, while you learn. This allows you to start building your career without having to take on debt. Start a training program today.

Montana’s Registered Apprenticeship Program is designed to be structured, yet flexible. We work with employer sponsors to create programs that meet their real-world work situations and skill requirements.

If you’re an employer who is interested in sponsoring an apprentice, please contact us today. We’d be happy to answer any questions you have and help you get started.

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