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ProBility Media Corp., an education company building the first online full-service training and career advancement brand for the skilled trades, has launched a Pre-Apprenticeship Program through its subsidiary Upstryve Inc. (Upstryve).
Upstryve, the leading resource for tradespeople nationwide, is announcing the launch of their new Pre-Apprenticeship program. This will be a certification program that will allow novice tradespeople the opportunity to build a wealth of knowledge and skills prior to joining the workforce. The program will also be advantageous to companies looking for more knowledgeable entry level candidates to join their teams.
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According to an August press release by PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company, between May and June of this year more than 380,000 skilled trades jobs were posted, a 50% increase to pre-pandemic levels. Most positions were not filled for 24 days. In addition to the need for skilled tradespeople, there are plenty of beginner or pre-apprenticeship positions available. Upstryve is aiming to link these candidates with potential employers while better preparing them for that position and their future trades career.
Over the past year demand has grown for skilled workers in industrial trades across multiple industries. The increase in demand, lack of trained tradespeople in the industry and cost of materials increase have all contributed to more and more companies fighting overqualified entry level tradesmen and women.
Due to this demand, Upstryve is leading the way in addressing a solution to the problem by creating the Pre-Apprenticeship Program. Candidates will go through several weeks of basic training, career pathways and 1 on 1 mentoring with high leveled professionals. “The program will create a new breed of entry level tradespeople that will make the hiring process much faster, more efficient and create less turn around for companies,” stated Noah Davis, President of ProBility Media Corp. “These future Upstryve certified Pre-Apprentice’s will be ahead of the curve by having the basic skills a company desires in new hires on day one. Companies will be able to reduce the amount of time needed on job training.”
Upstryve, continuously works with influencers in the trades to connect with a younger audience in the space. Influencers like Matt Panella, Lydia Crowder and Schannon Yodice have all partnered with Upstryve and continue to promote the benefits provided on the Upstryve platform. With the help of influencers, Upstryve has been able to reach hundreds of thousands if not millions of people interested in a career in the trades.
“These aspiring trade professionals are the future of the industry and Upstryve plans to guide them in every step of the way towards a successful career and beyond,” stated Cesar Valencia, Digital Marketing Manager at Upstryve.