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Mandatory work-from-home policies are requiring youth apprentices to adapt to a very different kind of apprenticeship. Setting up a space that allows you to be productive, practicing the self-discipline to stay on task, working with your supervisor to identify tasks, and establishing open communication that fosters mentorship and skill development are new challenges for both supervisors and apprentices.
Luckily, the structures and practices that facilitate productive remote-work are well-researched and accessible. With a bit of intention and planning, a work-from-home apprenticeship can be just as effective as an in-person one. We’ve compiled resources that will help you successfully structure work during this time – whether you focus on high-value skill development, on work tasks – or both.
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All of the resources below have a small fee attached to them. These resources will provide you foundational and career-ready skills, as well as, ways to improve your knowledge of information technology and business operations. Take a look at the links to determine which online resource will be the best for you.
These courses on foundational skills. Unlike “soft skills” these are technical skills that are essential for any employee, across industries and occupations. Covering essentials such as inbox management, customer service and excel proficiency, these training courses can ensure your apprentice is able to meet the basic demands of the workplace.
The courses outlined in the document focus on information technology. High quality online courses are widespread. IT apprentices can easily access coursework that provides them with the high-level skills they need to be job ready. Courses not only cover essential skills, but prepare apprentices for examinations to earn high value industry certificates.
All of the resources below are free for students to take. They will provide skills in programming, time management, office suite basics, and personal development. Scroll through the resources and see if anything catches your eye and sign up today!