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“I owe my new career to TranZed Apprenticeships,” says Patrick McLean, an apprentice and junior programmer for Amports, a premier automotive services company and port terminal operator. When employers were not willing to take a risk and allow Mr. McLean to transition from the mental health field to the technology industry, TranZed Apprenticeships offered an alternative pathway for Mr. McLean to gain the skills he needed and make the much-desired career change.  “TranZed Apprenticeships gave me the opportunity to start my career,” says Kenya Foster, an apprentice and junior programmer for Amports. Ms. Foster was a recent graduate with a computer science degree struggling to find a job because of her lack of experience. Now she has jump-started her career and is furthering her education in a master’s program. She credits the apprenticeship experience with teaching her valuable skills such as time management, organization and how to prioritize.

“I owe my new career to TranZed Apprenticeships,” says Patrick McLean, an apprentice and junior programmer for Amports, a premier automotive services company and port terminal operator. Mr. McLean had been working in the mental health field and taking programming courses on the side. He wanted to move into the technology industry, but no employer was willing to take the risk and give him the break he needed to switch careers.

TranZed Apprenticeships offered an alternative pathway for Mr. McLean to gain the skills he needed and make the much-desired career change – all while continuing to earn a salary. “TranZed Apprenticeships connected me with a company that wanted to invest in me,” says Mr. McLean. The apprenticeship opportunity provided a supportive employer where he received on-the-job training and was allowed to participate in more than 144 hours of classroom training.

TranZed Apprenticeships supports transformative workforce solutions through a range of programs that advance modern-day, non-traditional apprenticeships in technology, cybersecurity, digital and social media, data science and analytics, and as medical assistants. These programs source driven, talented, and committed employees for entry to mid-level positions.

“Being an apprentice builds a better foundation for your future career and helps you learn the business from the ground up,” says Kenya Foster, who is also an apprentice and junior programmer with Amports. She was fresh out of college with a degree in computer science but had very little work experience. “TranZed Apprenticeships gave me the opportunity to start my career.”

Ms. Foster has benefitted from being surrounded by experienced colleagues who have been willing to teach her and help her grow professionally. While it may seem daunting to some, Ms. Foster has recently started an online master’s degree program. She credits the apprenticeship experience with teaching her valuable skills such as time management, organization and how to prioritize.

Businesses that support apprenticeships gain loyal, productive, long-term employees. Both Mr. McLean and Ms. Foster are excited to be building their skills toward a CompTIA Network + certification. They will soon graduate from the apprenticeship program and look forward to continuing their careers with Amports.