Earn & Learn

Earn & Learn 51×5.1 Apprenticeship Program
The Sundance Family Foundation is identifying and celebrating 51 talented youth entering Earn & Learn Apprenticeships by May 1, 2019 (5.1) in the Twin Cities metro area. We call this the 51x 5.1 program, and we need your help.

May 1, 2019—Apprenticeship Draft Day
Nationwide, May 1st has become College Decision Day, the deadline for college-bound students to declare what college they will attend. Yet, those who choose to go right into the workforce after high school have not been celebrated with the same deserved enthusiasm.
Apprenticeships are mentored training programs that offer immediate and less expensive pathways to a rewarding 21st century career. Sundance proposes a “Draft Day” event and announcements in the press and social media featuring the 51 high school youth who will be entering apprenticeships, internships and dual-training programs.

Three Apprenticeship Models
There are three apprenticeship models: The German-Swiss model uses a rigorous three-year design to teach highly specific skills. A Registered Apprenticeship with the Minnesota Department of Labor (MN DLI) provides a year of on the job training following national and state requirements. The third apprenticeship model include dual-training and internship options that provide flexible work, on the job technical skills development and may also include tuition reimbursement.

Return on Investment
From day one, an apprentice earns and learns for their employers as they receive structured on-the-job training and related classroom instruction. This model helps businesses develop and retain their workforce. Employees have more skills, motivation, and investment in their work. This helps reduce turnover rates, increased worker productivity and lowers the cost of recruitment.

Contact Sundance Family Foundation if you are a champion company!
Sundance will publicize your apprenticeship successes on May 1, 2019 as a step to close the workforce gap and help more people understand and appreciate the power of apprenticeships.

For more information or to send a list of your apprenticeships please contact Murray Death at murray@sundancefamilyfoundation.org