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Skilled Workers a rare species?
an Alrol Team Member
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The Apprenticeship System
- The Necessity for Thoroughness of Training
Of course, there are many who say that a long term of
apprenticeship is needless,
and that the European system wastes the best years of a young man's life.
We altogether dissent from the doctrine.
We do not believe that skill of a high order in any trade
can be attained to without it.
And, certainly, the habit of industry, self-control,
all the qualities which go to make a steady, respectable man are,
with most natures, the growth neither of one year nor two.
New York Times, extract from an article published on
November 5, 1865
Did You happen to notice
the date when this article was in the paper?
The writer's language
certainly may sound old-fashion for today's text message senders and
email writers, but is the content?
We are, 150 years later, in
2015 and I have an open position in my small business.
The main task in this job is to run, maintain, and understand a manual
lathe, combined with blueprint reading skills, to produce rollers.
Where do I find candidates, the ones cited in the article as 'steady,
respectable man' (or women) who did attain the skills in their trade in
an apprenticeship? In a two or more years long structured learning and
In other words:
Where do I find candidates that can start being productive
after two days of introduction into our company?
I can't because there are
just too few:
There were 375,000 registered apprentices
in the U.S. in 2013.
Including 164,000 who started programs that year.
England, with a population one-sixth the size of the United
had more than five times as many new apprentices as the United
States in 2012.
Center for American Progress, September
As a small business owner I
have only found one option so far:
First recruit 'the right personality' and then
develop the needed skills
During the recruiting process I put all
emphasis on the candidate's
·personal skills (personality)
·personal values (fitting Alrol's core
·education (job-important school
During the first six to twelve month on
·we add any job specific skills in
one-to-one training (on site) unspecified
investment in time and resources
·with the local technical college we
design additional training classes (on campus and online) Alrol's
investment per Team Member is about $4,000.00
With this on first sight
rather expensive way, our benefits are:
We teach and train our Team Members not
just the 'What'
but the 'How'
which results in:
·highly skilled Team Members trained to
Alrol's specifications and values
·long-term employments and an extremely
Our Customer's satisfaction
Our Team Members do each task in a
highly professional way and
in a quality and customer focused attitude
·customer-oriented services and solutions
·consistency in quality
Dear Reader, I
know best that our Team makes all the difference when it comes to Your
Are we perfect?
Of course, we are
So, we constantly watch ourselves
·are we succeeding to
cover Your expectations?
·are we keeping our
promises in lead-time and reliability?
·are we adding value to
Your orders with an 'easy' communication and with our quality?
cheap. Challenge us!
Alrol's Team would
be very happy to work with You and Your engineers to optimize Your