Ep #03: Finding Additional Funds in Unsuspecting Places


Has your apprenticeship program experienced difficulty when it comes to getting sufficient and consistent funding? If so, you’re not alone. Every apprenticeship program I have worked with has been worried about financing, so I have discovered some specific ways to find funding in places you may not have thought to look.

In this episode, I will draw from my experience and clue you in to three different areas that are likely costing your program too much. From inner team issues to recruitment, you will get a better understanding of where your program is losing money and important areas to track that will pay off greatly for your program.

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What You'll Learn In Today's Episode:

  • Why so many programs struggle with funding.

  • The negatives with spending time on grant writing.

  • Team issues to keep an eye out for.

  • Examples of incidents that need to be addressed in order to operate efficiently.

  • Where recruitment goes wrong.

  • The 80/20 rule and what that means for your recruitment.

  • Why you aren’t retaining apprentices.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

“You think you know what your team is spending their time on, but you don’t actually. It isn’t until they actually track their time that you can actually see what they spend their time on.” - Jennifer Germaine

“I worked with a number of different programs and found that they were more scared to confront an employee to get them to work than they are scared of the work not getting done.” - Jennifer Germaine

 “20% of your efforts account for 80% of your apprenticeship applicants coming in. That means that you are most likely doing a lot of recruitment efforts that are not needed.” - Jennifer Germaine

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