YUPRO and OpenClassrooms Introduce U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Program

Year Up Professional Resources, , the leading Opportunity Talent placement firm, and OpenClassrooms, a leader in the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) registered apprenticeship program curriculum, announced their partnership creating the Earn More, Learn More U.S. DOL Registered Apprenticeship Program for corporations nationwide. The new offering solves employers’ most pressing entry-level hiring needs in technology, digital marketing, and data analytics while offering paid, work-based learning to underrepresented talent. This apprenticeship program delivers unparalleled, high-touch human support alongside online learning, resulting in immediate productivity on the job.

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Despite the tight technology labor market, tech apprenticeships account for only 1% of total U.S. workforce programs. YUPRO and OpenClassrooms aim to change the face of DOL registered tech apprenticeships with their socially impactful workforce solution that offers a new pathway to recruit untapped entry-level and middle-skill talent. As the current administration ramps up certified apprenticeships, most recently announcing it would leverage them to fill hundreds of thousands of open cybersecurity jobs, this all-inclusive, turnkey program is ideal for corporations that are looking to get started but are unsure how to do so.

Key features of the YUPRO-OpenClassrooms U.S. DOL registered apprenticeship program include:

  • Full-service program management: talent earns market wages and has access to healthcare benefits, social service resources, and free community college tuition
  • Adherence to all DOL requirements for both training and on-the-job working hours
  • Structured upskilling and work-based learning for both virtual and in-person programs
  • Industry-recognized apprenticeship certificates for talent upon completion
  • Professional development seminars, 1:1 mentorship and high-touch coaching
  • Access to YUPRO’s 30,000+ diverse candidates

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“YUPRO is one of the most respected staffing organizations in workforce development across the U.S. and certainly the best partner for OpenClassrooms,” said Pierre Dubuc, CEO and cofounder of OpenClassrooms. “Our common aim will be to explain the many benefits of the apprenticeship model to employers and future apprentices. Together, we’ll open up thousands of job opportunities across the nation with a socially impactful purpose.”

Added Sims, “This month, we also recognize and celebrate the 85th anniversary of the National Apprenticeship Act, which laid the foundation for employment expansion in our country. Eighty-five years later, our apprenticeship programs drive social justice and meet the workforce needs.

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