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Grow Your Tech Talent Through our Early IT Career Training Program

Apprenti and TLG Learning provide a proven, reliable pipeline for underrepresented groups such as minorities, women and veterans to gain training, certification and placement within the talent-hungry tech industry.

TLG Learning, a Seattle area-based IT training company with a 30-year history of successfully providing role based technical training to organizations and individuals, announces its partnership with Apprenti as a training provider for the U.S. Department of Commerce Good Jobs Challenge grant. TLG Learning’s long-standing partnership with national apprenticeship leader Apprenti began in 2016 and has continuously grown and changed to bridge the tech talent gap for major employers and government agencies looking to hire and grow skilled, diverse early career tech talent. 

Both organizations are publicizing their collaboration efforts to support employers nationwide in developing skilled and diverse early career tech talent pipelines, as well as upskilling existing employees. TLG Learning’s customized job role-based training, combined with Apprenti’s well-tested apprenticeship model, will help businesses continue to bridge skill gaps in high-demand fields like Software Development, DevOps, Network Development, IT Support Professionals, and Data Center Operations.  

“We provide a pathway for individuals to gain the in-demand skills necessary for success in today’s competitive job market. Through our veteran benefits programs, we further demonstrate our commitment to supporting those who have served our country, ensuring they have the resources and opportunities needed to thrive in their civilian careers. Together with Apprenti, we are bridging the gap between talent supply and demand while fostering diversity and inclusion in the workforce,” states Martin Sehlin, Director of Career Programs within TLG Learning. 

According to McKinsey Global Institute research, 87% of global senior executives surveyed said their companies were unprepared to address the gap in digital skills. To meet this challenge, organizations implementing early-career programs gain significant advantages. Employers who design early career programs, and/or partner with organizations like Apprenti, can customize the training their candidates or employees receive to match their specific needs. By being able to consult on the skills they require, employers can influence the curriculum and end up with a skilled pipeline of talent that meets their targeted needs.   

CompTIA’s March 2024 State of the Tech Workforce article reports that tech occupation employment is expected to grow at about twice the rate of overall employment across the economy within the next 10 years. In 2024 alone, net tech employment is forecasted to rise by 3.1% to 9.9 million positions. 

Facing the growing necessity of identifying and building stronger and more inclusive talent pipelines, employers are increasingly embracing alternative methods for training and skill development, such as apprenticeship programs. These initiatives not only equip workers with sought-after skills but also enhance employee retention and reduce overall talent acquisition expenses. 

“Organizations that fail to see the disparity of skilled tech talent will undoubtedly fall behind faster than ever. As technology changes so quickly, businesses need to do more than merely attract workers with the right skills – they must develop and retain them too. Many businesses are finding that tech talent gap solutions to address this challenge already exist. By implementing customized and adaptable Apprenticeship programs, organizations will be able to effectively upskill and reskill their workforce, retain their employees and grow far beyond their competition,” states Jennifer Carlson, Co-Founder & Executive Director at Apprenti.  

The Apprenti and TLG Learning partnership will leverage funding through the Good Jobs Challenge grant – awarded to Apprenti in 2022 by the U.S. Department of Commerce – to help employers meet high-demand needs by offsetting the cost of implementing tech apprenticeships. Through its partnership with Apprenti, TLG Learning has placed over 500 apprentices in organizations nationwide as Software Developers, Network Developers, DevOps Engineer, and IT Support Professionals.  

TLG Learning and Apprenti also recognize the invaluable contributions of veterans and are committed to supporting them in their transition to civilian careers through comprehensive veteran benefits programs. Leveraging their expertise in tech training and apprenticeship, TLG and Apprenti offer specialized support tailored to veterans, including assistance in navigating education benefits, dedicated career guidance, and access to high-quality accelerated training programs designed to align with the in-demand skills in today’s tech industry. By providing veterans with the resources and opportunities they need to succeed, TLG Learning and Apprenti aim to honor their service and empower them to thrive in rewarding civilian careers. 

The Current Landscape of IT
Early IT Career Training Program
Early IT Career Training Program
Early IT Career Training Program
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TLG Learning & Apprenti

With the rapid growth in Security, Software Development, and AI, TLG Learning partners with our clients to bridge the gap. We pave the way for skilled tech professionals aligned with your organization’s current and future technological roadmap.


Current Occupations and Certifications:

  • Software Development Engineer
  • Network Development Engineer
  • Systems Administrator
  • DevOps Engineer
  • IT Support Professional
  • Data Center Technician​
Benefits of the Early IT Career
Training Program

IT apprenticeships play a significant role by providing a structured pathway for individuals to acquire the specific technical skills and knowledge needed for IT roles. With TLG Learning, students benefit from mentorship and support from experienced professionals. This mentorship provides guidance, feedback, and opportunities for professional development, enhancing the apprentices’ learning experience and accelerating their career growth.
Early IT Career Training Program
Early IT Career Training Program
Early IT Career Training Program
Early IT Career Training Program