Apprenti Louisiana Now Accepting Enrollment for Prospective Apprentices

BATON ROUGE, La. – Apprenti Louisiana is now accepting enrollment from individuals seeking employment opportunities in the IT sector for its second apprenticeship cohort as IT Support Professionals, beginning January 2020. According to a press release, the enrollment process begins with candidates completing an assessment at The assessment, which is required for all prospective apprentices, measures a candidate’s aptitude in math, logic and critical thinking, and emotional intelligence; and it determines whether an individual joins the Ranked Candidates pool and becomes eligible for an interview.

Ranked candidates may be invited to join an interview with an Apprenti Louisiana representative for further assessment before being placed with one of the 2020 hiring partners. Following the success of the Cybersecurity Analyst cohort with hiring partners Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, EATEL, Transformyx, Trace Security, and General Informatics, the 2020 hiring partners for Apprenti Louisiana will include some of Louisiana’s top tech employers: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, EATEL, LANtec of Louisiana, General Informatics, Transformyx, and State of Louisiana Office of Technology Services. Apprentice placement happens at the discretion of Apprenti Louisiana and hiring managers within each hiring partner organization.

Apprenti, created by the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) in 2016, expanded nationally in 2017 and now operates in 10 other states besides Louisiana. The Apprenti Louisiana program identifies employers with available mid-tier jobs ready to be filled with tech-interested people, regardless of educational background. Unlike traditional job-training options, apprentices receive between 12-24 weeks of certified technical training before completing a year of paid on-the-job training at one of the program’s hiring partners.

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Apprenti Louisiana is managed by NexusLA, a subsidiary of Research Park Corporation that helps create the jobs of the future by connecting innovators and entrepreneurs to resources, capital and a diverse workforce.

“With the 2019 Cybersecurity Analyst pilot cohort of Apprenti Louisiana, we were able to begin addressing one of the most pressing issues facing companies in Baton Rouge, which is access to qualified and trained IT talent,” said Jacquelyn Craddock, director of workforce initiatives at NexusLA. “We’re continuing our commitment to fulfilling the IT talent pipeline across various occupational roles, including Network Technician, Cloud Operations Specialist, and Software Developer. We’re expanding our consortium of hiring partners to include companies from all sectors, since nearly all companies need IT talent on their staff.”

The official Apprenti assessment for prospective apprentices and more information on Apprenti Louisiana can be found at:

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