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Gerry Dick talks to EduSource founder Jason Beutler about the company’s apprenticeship program.

Jason and Kendra Beutler – EduSource

Custom software is a powerful tool—for those who can afford it. EduSource hires student developers as apprentices to help develop business process software at a more affordable cost for companies with specialized needs.

Education Groups Partner on Tech Apprenticeships

June 17, 2019

EduSource and Crossroads Education are teaming up in an effort to fill the talent pipeline in Indiana’s tech sector.

Software Company Looks to 'EduSource' Talent

November 30, 2018

EduSource offers college students $40,000 and real-world experience alongside senior-level developers through a two-year apprenticeship. Founder Jason Beutler says he got the idea when his software engineering students at Taylor University were writing better code than an outsourced team he was overseeing.

EduSource creates custom software and next gen leaders, developers

July 3, 2018

EduSource offers junior- and senior-level college students a two-year, paid apprenticeship in software development where they can make up to $40,000 while still in school. The apprentices are supervised by seasoned pros with 15-25 years of experience, but accountability is key at EduSource and apprentices work on almost every project.

EduSource to award $25,000 in software for good, apply by May 25

May 9, 2018

Branded as “Software for Good,” EduSource has launched a campaign to assist one nonprofit organization with $25,000 in support through a custom software project.

Carmel software firm plans expansion, 30 new employees

April 17, 2017

EduSource said it plans to move into a 7,000-square-foot office in Carmel by August to accommodate the growth.

TWO TECH COMPANIES INVESTING MILLIONS, 60+ JOBS TOTAL

April 17, 2017

EduSource, a custom software development firm, announced plans to expand its operations in Carmel, creating up to 30 new high-wage jobs by 2019. Through an emphasis on coaching, EduSource hires a network of student apprentices who work directly with full-time senior engineers to build custom software for clients.

Apprenticeship News

IBM Offers 1000 Paid Internships to Increase Diversity in Tech

July 31, 2020

It is no secret that certain fields, such as the STEM field, are fields were women and minorities are underrepresented. The STEM field is one that drives innovation in our society, as all technological progresses are derived from the advances and discoveries made in the fields of STEM.

Opinion: How Expanding Apprenticeships Can Fuel Economic Recovery

August 6, 2020

Modern apprenticeships — more and more embraced in Silicon Valley and throughout California — are proving to be one of the best paths we have for those who have been systematically held back from advancing into high-skill, high-pay jobs. 

Crane, Purdue Offering Cybersecurity Apprenticeships

July 17, 2020

Purdue says the Cyber Apprenticeship Program is the result of months of collaboration to develop educational outcomes that align with Department of Defense cybersecurity staff guidelines. The university says the program will support the Naval Sea Systems Command Warfare centers and aims to support the demand for cybersecurity professionals across the nation.

Why Apprenticeships are the Best Way to Learn Data Skills

July 18, 2020

Within two years, Thomas Davenport would declare in the Harvard Business Review that Data Scientist was “the sexiest job of the 21st century.”

With Summer Jobs Canceled and Internships on Hold, Students Struggle to Pay for College

July 8, 2020

With unemployment at its highest level since the Great Depression and more than 1 million Americans filing for jobless benefits for the 14th straight week, high school and college students are facing a challenge many did not anticipate at such a young age.

7 of Indiana's biggest companies help keep talent in state with virtual summer internships

July 3, 2020

Indyfluence runs through July 22. Nearly 80% of the interns for the seven companies involved, which also include Century 21, Allison Transmission and Indiana University Health, are working virtually. Half of the interns are from out of state but are learning about working in, for and with Indianapolis.

Major real estate firms step up to save Black and Hispanic internships that coronavirus wiped out

June 19, 2020

When Covid-19 struck, Cedric Bobo moved his internship program for Black and Hispanic students program online. But when he heard that New York City had canceled 75,000 paid summer internships, he took the program one step further. He decided to use Project Destined’s learning platform as a gateway to replace at least some of those lost internships.

Unpaid internships perpetuate inequality

June 24, 2020

Although USC has scholarship programs to support students who cannot afford to take an unpaid internship, these funds are awarded to an extremely small pool of applicants and offer only a small stipend that is insufficient for students looking to support themselves. To better address the issues of unpaid internships, USC needs to expand these programs to more students and increase the stipend. 

TechPoint's 'S.O.S. Challenge' to give work experience & stipends to 500 students who lost summer internships due to COVID-19 cuts

May 28, 2020

“We couldn’t stand by and just let students fall through the cracks or allow our tech employers’ talent pipelines to dry up,” said Mike Langellier, TechPoint president and CEO. “TechPoint is uniquely suited to do something here so we committed to not only serving students in our Xtern program but to help as many others as we could.”

The Future of Apprenticeships – is it Virtual?

June 9, 2020

More people are talking about how to make apprenticeships remote after the COVID-19 pandemic. But experts worry remote experiences can’t provide what makes them most successful, even if they could broaden access.

Job training apprenticeship program for low-income individuals expands to Tucson

May 21, 2020

A tuition-free trade school helping low-income community members is expanding in southern Arizona. Sigma College University Trade School, based in Phoenix, offers housing to people going through job training. “We can literally take someone that’s homeless off the street, put them through this program and within 6 to 24 months they have achieved sustainability,” said Sigma CUTS Founder Blu Mitchell.

Corporate America is taking the internship online this summer. Some experiences can't be replaced.

June 8, 2020

Internships that are going ahead this summer will be going virtual, and many will be shorter in length and without some key benefits. Students may get a résumé builder and new contacts, but they’ll miss out on the spontaneous interactions, some of the networking opportunities and the up-close inside looks that have long defined the summer internship.

Thousands of canceled internships impact students – but they also hurt colleges

May 4, 2020

The next four months may be the worst career environment that college students—and college career development offices—have faced since the Great Depression.

Coronavirus blew up summer internships, forcing students and employers to get creative

May 3, 2020

But the novel coronavirus, which has yet to peak in the District, is upending that tradition, as businesses — with offices closed and many companies suffering financially — cancel and delay summer internship programs. About 80 percent of employers nationwide are making changes to their programs, including shortening the length of the internships they offer or asking interns to work remotely, according to a National Association of Colleges and Employers survey of more than 400 companies. Several dozen companies are taking more extreme steps, the survey found, including canceling programs and rescinding offers.

The Department of Labor Takes Small Steps Toward Expanding Apprenticeships

April 28, 2020

Seven in ten American students enroll in college shortly after graduating high school, where they pay thousands of dollars to sit in classrooms for four years or longer. Upon graduation, many do not find jobs that utilize the skills they learned in college. An apprenticeship, by contrast, allows people starting their careers to work and earn a wage while cultivating the skills they’ll need in the workforce.

Congress gets to reforming apprenticeship programs

March 20, 2020

Democrats and Republicans on the House Education and Labor Committee have proclaimed their desire to work together to revise the National Apprenticeship Act. The goal would be to increase federal funding and to add flexibility to the rules associated with the creation of apprenticeships, all with the intent of filling the 7 million open jobs that employers are having trouble filling.

Workforce training, college affordability remain priorities for governors, report finds

March 18, 2020

Workforce development was top of mind for governors during their 2020 addresses. At least 34 governors stressed the need to expand such efforts, which could be accomplished by growing apprenticeship programs and work-based learning opportunities.

Congress Gets a Proposal to spend $400 Million on New Apprenticeships

March 13, 2020

Hoping to increase registered apprenticeships beyond the approximately 585,000 that exist now, Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.) is advocating for a first-ever reauthorization of the National Apprenticeship Act, which was first enacted in 1937.

DOL finalizes rule overhauling apprenticeship program

March 11, 2020

The rule arrives at a time of heightened interest in apprenticeships among both employers and workers. State governments in particular have been at the forefront of apprenticeship expansion.

Small Businesses Are Now Hiring Apprentices. Should You?

March 3, 2020

The conversation is being pushed along by public initiatives, policymakers, commercial education companies, and entrepreneurs themselves, who are now preaching the value of earn-and-learn arrangements. They say it’s an affordable way to train employees or upskill existing staff, and that the long-term effect is strong.

What's the BIG IDEA? Here are 4 ideas for how to create more jobs

March 3, 2020

By promoting the collaboration between higher education and apprentice programs, we can help to prepare the next generation for good-paying jobs, while addressing our nation’s shortage of trained workers.

Ivy Tech Awarded $4M for Apprenticeship Program

February 26, 2020

Ivy Tech Community College has received nearly $4 million as part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Apprenticeship: Closing the Skills Gap grant program. The college says it will use the funding to launch its Industrial Internet of Things Apprenticeship Expansion.

Apprenticeship Is Back—And It’s About Time

February 4, 2020

Also, as the apprenticeship model expands to include a wider range of career pathways, both structured coaching relationships and mentorships are becoming more prevalent in corporate businesses.

Closing The Skills Gap With Apprenticeship: Costs Vs. Benefits

January 9, 2020

In contrast to Europe and Australia, U.S. firms are latecomers to apprenticeship. Nevertheless, an overwhelming majority of 900 employers surveyed said their programs produced net economic gains. 

Want a White-Collar Career Without College Debt? Become an Apprentice

December 10, 2019

In health care, financial services, software development — even law — apprenticeships are offering an alternative to paying college tuition.

How Apprenticeships Can Benefit Your Company's Bottom Line

December 3, 2019

While apprenticeships are already well known as a job-training opportunity for electricians and others with skilled trades, they can also be a solid alternative to technical college or other classroom instruction.

IT apprenticeships: Best practices for onboarding overlooked talent

December 3, 2019

The shortage of skilled technology professionals is a big challenge for IT. One possible solution: Taking advantage of apprenticeship programs aimed at preparing students and workers from non-IT fields for technology careers.

Apprenticeships: A Classic Remedy For The Modern Skills Gap

October 21, 2019

The task force addressed some sobering truths about employment in America. It found that the more traditional, four-year college education route results in a “skills gap.” Undergraduates simply weren’t prepared for the job demands of the 21st century, and employers had difficulty finding qualified personnel for relevant positions.

11 Positive Benefits Of Becoming An Apprentice Before You Start Your Career

August 21, 2019

When a candidate has taken the opportunity to be an apprentice or intern in one’s given field, versus working an hourly, seasonal job, who do you think an employer will value more and be more likely to hire? Apprenticeships give candidates a huge advantage.

DOL Proposes Major Expansion of Apprenticeships

July 15, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) newly proposed apprenticeship programs would be available to certified industry groups, schools, nonprofits and unions and would be largely free from regulatory oversight.