Evolving a Century-Old Trade
Apprenticeship Model to Mobilize the Next Generation of Skilled Workers
At WB Moore we recently implemented a state-of-the-art digital Learning Management
System fully integrated with our HR System and tied to our enterprise resource data.
It's the kind of structure and organization you would usually find in a company 20
times our size, but we have made this investment to evaluate and measure the success of
our electrical apprenticeship program.
After opening up our capabilities with technology: we partnered with the State of North
Carolina's department of Community Colleges in connection with the NC Department
of Labor; to produce one of the fasting growing and most attractive electrical
apprenticeships in the Carolina's.
Continuing Education, Training and Certification
What makes WB Moore stand apart isn't simply our
desire to acquire more talent. It is also our desire to develop the best talent. We
believe it is our corporate responsibility to provide equal opportunities to all people
of every background; and in order to develop the best talent we need diverse potential.
We are working with CPCC to enroll employees into English as a second language (ESL)
courses and higher curriculum English to remove communication barriers for immigrant
workers seeking development. To those who are first- or second-generation immigrants -
we want to partner with you in your assimilation, education, and professional
development. We need your help to meet the growing demands of our region and are
excited to invest in you as you work with us.
Along with focusing on mobilizing immigrant workers - we are also interested in
partnering with job seekers who do not have high school diploma's or a GED. We
want to help you obtain this distinction, and the competency's it represents, so
that you may have the same opportunity as every WB Moore employee and become an
electrical apprentice. You may have been raised in a family or neighborhood which
couldn't bridge the gap between the home and the school system. We want to help
you improve your economic status and accomplish your personal and financial goals.
Principles of Management:
Selected personnel can enhance career
growth by attending eight consecutive weekly half day sessions. Graduates gain insights
into the supervisors' role in management, utilize tools to lead, plan, organize
and control processes and procedures and more.
National Electrical Code Training:
This course is offered to our
craftsmen personnel who either are preparing for their North Carolina license exam or
maintaining their certification. The course curriculum focuses on the practical
safeguarding of persons and property from hazards arising from the use of electricity.
The certified trainer covers the installation of electric conductors, electric
equipment, wiring methods and materials, etc.
Working with the State and with Central Piedmont Community College; we have been able to
concentrate and distill what was (and is for others) four-years of classroom coursework
into a two-year competency-based hands on learning experience. Due to recent
improvements made by the State and Federal Government - we are now able to graduate
apprentices to receive their Journeyman Card in less time while raising our standards
and expectations for quality and performance.
We are offering our apprentices college-accredited classes, company paid tuition and
fees, and the opportunity to complete a two-year degree in electrical systems design.
This is in addition to working and earning annual wage increases of up to $2/hour per
year and $500 bonuses every semester. We are also implementing a new Tools-for-Success
program to pay for quality tools for all apprentices so they are always available to
take on work processes which require specialized equipment.