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Asurion Launches Tennessee’s First Software Engineer Apprenticeship Program For Employees

Published Tuesday, May 19, 2020
by Labor News Services
Asurion Launches Tennessee’s First Software Engineer Apprenticeship Program For Employees

(NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) - Nashville-based Tech Care Company Asurion announced the company is launching Tennessee's first in-house Apprenticeship for Software Engineers, providing the company's Hourly Employees with the opportunity to up-skill into one of the most sought-after professional roles in the Metro Area. 

The company's Software Engineering Apprenticeship Program will also help foster diversity in Tech and help build the region's Tech Talent Pipeline with an eye toward long-term growth.

"We're proud to invest in our Employees by offering another opportunity where they can push themselves to grow in their careers," said Barry Vandevier, Chief Operating Officer at Asurion.

"The program is a win-win for Asurion and our Employees, providing paid training and development and a professional career path in tech that can lead to higher wages, while helping Asurion fill high-demand positions in Tech," he said.

Kicking off this month, the Full-Time Apprenticeship Program is designed for Asurion's existing front-line customer, supply chain and other Hourly Employees, providing them with a career path to transition into Asurion's Professional Software Engineer Roles. 

The first class will train five Asurion Employees representing diversity across gender, ethnicity, age and educational experience. 

The program is partially funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Asurion is one of the largest Tech employers in Nashville and software engineering is the most in-demand Tech job by companies in Middle Tennessee.

Employees will spend 10 months in the Apprenticeship Program before officially starting new roles as Associate Software Engineers with Asurion.

The program includes a combination of technical coursework through Nashville State Community College and on-the-job training with their fellow Asurion colleagues and mentors.

To help maintain Employee safety in the current COVID environment, the first Apprenticeship Class will complete much of the coursework and on-the-job training virtually

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