Impact Stories

In the video and stories below, employers and employees share their experiences with registered tech apprenticeships.

[Apprenticeship] allows companies to hire talent that is representative of the communities that they are surrounded by and the communities that they are serving.

—Gail Bautista, program manager,
Google Apprenticeship Program, IT track

It really bothers me that so many people just can’t get jobs in the field—here are people that genuinely want to learn. They just don’t have those opportunities. And that's why I did the apprenticeship program.

—Courtney Jackson, CEO,
Paragon Cyber Solutions

Since its inception in 2017, IBM’s apprenticeship program in technology has grown rapidly in both scale and scope. Through apprenticeships, IBM has been growing pathways to well-paying, high-skill careers and creating new pipelines for talent, regardless of background or education level. Our apprentices graduate with an apprenticeship credential that confirms to employers they have skills aligned with today’s in-demand jobs.

—Kelli Jordan, director,
IBM Career, Skills, and Performance

I learn and they promise me a job. It’s like the light at the end of the tunnel.

—Sierra Butcher, cybersecurity apprentice