Apprentices more productive in short period of time
Recruit first generation employees.
Increased the diversity of the work force.
How did the joint efforts of BP and COM support “Combating Poverty Through Education”?
BP lowed their entrance requirements into the apprenticeship program to a minimum high school diploma or GED. This enabled more under privileged and economically challenged persons an opportunity to gain employment into a well paying job in industry while attending College of the Mainland to learn their craft.
College of the Mainland provides training and subject matter experts to support these programs. COM’s support of these programs created an avenue to success from its institution to big business and industry. COM’s efforts also help industry and big businesses address another burning issue, “Diversity”. COM’s involvement assist in providing minorities and women the opportunity to gain employment in places that where historically in the past, male dominated.
The joint efforts of College of the Mainland, industry, and its local businesses, is a “win, win, win” for all.