Apprentice Power is a collaboration between the ManpowerGroup family of brands and the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing at Marshall University. We work in unison with Helping Communities Work, a public private partnership focused on community and economic development through place-based impact investing and foreign direct investment.


Helping Communities Work functions through strategic alliances with diverse stakeholders and focuses on the expanding interest in CRA modernization and compliance, non-traditional apprenticeships, early college high schools, sector-based workforce solutions and the new collar jobs initiative. The partnership is initially concentrating on financial and banking services, 3D printing, cyber security, transportation and logistics and 5G networks. The process serves as a catalyst for the alignment of diverse assets and resources and the achievement of interrelated socioeconomic goals and objectives. 

Apprentice Power also incorporates temporary staffing models, which provide employers with hiring options while they decide if apprenticeship can help to meet their workforce needs. The process also enables employers to make fully informed decisions about hosting and outsourcing the administration of an apprenticeship program. Related solutions include: recruitment process outsourcing, managed services, talent  based outsourcing and strategic workforce consulting.

The following websites provide an overview of our collective capacities and capabilities.