Apprentice Power - Advancing Global Economic Development

Apprentice Power is a global public private partnership led by the WPC Group and formed to establish a more holistic continuum of STEM and entrepreneurship education, workforce and economic development in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Apprentice Power is committed to academic excellence, skills gap reduction, jobs creation and small business development through a business strategy designed to advance corporate citizenship. Our strategic alliance includes:

Apprentice Power is committed to increasing and diversifying the human capital endowment  and supply chains of participating regions. The partnership focuses on information technology in the advanced manufacturing, cyber security, transportation and logistics and sustainable development industries.

The objective is to align and broaden the global social, economic and environmental scope and impact of education institutions, industry and trade associations, employers and community anchor institutions in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. 

Apprentice Power forms strategic alliances with diverse stakeholders who may not ordinarily communicate yet have interrelated goals and objectives. The process tears down the silos that challenge global socioeconomic progress. 

Apprentice Power facilitates the preparation of students and job-seekers for high-potential careers in cyber security, additive manufacturing (3D printing), robotics and other advanced and emerging industries. In the process, and informed by current and projected industry standards, students take part in high school and college courses aligned to their career goals. 

Mentoring, workplace visits, job-shadowing, and internships are integrated into each student's preparation for jobs. Engaged employer partners commit to ensuring that graduates are experienced enough in their chosen field to be considered "first in line" for identified jobs, which include workforce apprenticeships.

Apprentice Power helps associations and their employer members and strategic partners to align and achieve their diverse yet interrelated socioeconomic goals and objectives, ranging from the advancement of inclusive economic opportunity to the alleviation of poverty.  

 Apprentice Power facilitates the alignment of learning, staffing and other human capital and workforce development solutions, which function as catalysts for skills gap reduction, jobs creation, small business and economic development. 

Apprentice Power also provides opportunities for employers to determine the potential of sales, technical, creative and other job candidates before they are hired through a learning and temporary staffing solution. 

Apprentice Power enables employers to explore whether an apprenticeship or another workforce strategy is best suited to align and advance employee productivity and business growth. 

Apprentice Power economic development strategies currently function to establish cyber-secure regions and a sustainable 3D printing supply chain and ecosystem.   

Apprentice Power enhances business attraction, retention and expansion through a process designed to stimulate impact investing and foreign direct investment in the advanced manufacturing and other mature and emerging industries.