STL Communications is proud to be working with Franklin Apprenticeships to provide the up-and-coming workforce with the education and training needed to be successful in the workplace. Franklin Digital helps businesses of all sizes meet their current and future workforce needs – while helping potential employees gain access to stable, in-demand, well-paying middle skills careers. The program even includes Success Coaches, who mentor, train and educate participants to be successful in the workforce, including live, instruction-led virtual classes.
“I am happy that STLCOM can provide opportunity for learning, growth and long-term employment to great people like Joe. This apprenticeship program enables individuals like him who have a great attitude and the desire to learn a clear path to becoming a skilled, technical employee. I am confident that Joe will be a valuable long-term employee of STLCOM,” said Steve Leidholdt, President and CEO of STL Communications.
“From even before day one it was made very apparent to me that STL Communications was a very collaborative environment, where sharing knowledge isn’t just encouraged, but expected. I can see why an apprenticeship program, like Franklin, with classes during work hours which might be unappealing to some companies, but it works so well at STL. Whenever I have had a question throughout my training the other techs have not just been willing, but enthusiastic about helping me learn. This proactive learning atmosphere makes me excited not only for the new challenges I work on every day but also to see how far I can push myself,” said Joseph O’Brien, apprentice at STL Communications.
“Our goal is to fill the gap between the job seekers’ capabilities and the skill set employers are looking for,” said Lauren DeSalvo, Manager of Employer Engagement at Franklin Apprenticeships. “There’s the classroom training (2 days a week) to get certified, but we also have success coaches which mentor the apprentice through the entire year, working on communication and interpersonal skills. There are so many potential apprentices with the passion, desire and technical aptitude for IT positions, but they may not have the four year degree or years of experience to confidently apply for a job because of the qualifications listed on the job posting.”
Founded in 1989, STL Communications is a Business Services Partner (BSP) specializing in Voice, Networking, Storage and Managed Service/Cloud services. We are an Avaya Diamond Partner and are also authorized by HP, Microsoft, Nimble, VMWare, SonicWall, Spectralink, Mutare, Veeam; we are the exclusive West Call nurse call distributor for MO, IL and KS. STL is committed to providing customized technology solutions for customers in business, education and healthcare and across all industries, by offering a unique blend of industry experience (over 800 combined years) and personal attention to service rarely found in today’s business climate. Go to STLCOM.COM to learn more about how our team can provide technology solutions backed by our “WOW inspiring” customer service.
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