Apprenticeship Program

At Phone2Action, we believe that anyone, regardless of background, can make a positive impact by building products that empower people. Since our inception, we have acted on the belief that a college degree does not guarantee talent and the lack of a degree should not be an obstacle to professional advancement for any individual. Civic technology is a new field that benefits from a wide diversity of tech talent. We welcome women, minorities, people with special needs, veterans and people of any age who are passionate about technology and civic participation and want to enter our industry.

WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP?

Apprenticeship is a proven approach to preparing workers for jobs while meeting the business need for a highly skilled workforce. It is an employer-driven, “learn-while-you-earn” model that combines on-the-job training with job-related instruction in curricula tied to skills standards set by the US Department of Labor. Our engineering apprentices are embedded in the culture and operations of our teams. They are members of the sprint teams and contribute to the release of new products. They have structured hours with a dedicated mentor, which are used to learn new skills from seasoned engineers or to discuss problem-solving techniques.  

Phone2Action is a member of the Consumer Technology Association Apprenticeship Coalition.

Phone2Action is also recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a participant in its Registered Apprentice and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Eligible Training Providers Program.

GROWTH OF APPRENTICESHIPS

"Talent is the lifeblood of Phone2Action. We are proud to open up our talent development and Civic Tech Fund fellowship program to an apprenticeship program. This has given us the opportunity to work with an amazing initial class of four apprentices, committed to growing new skills at Phone2Action to ultimately switch careers into tech.”

Jeb Ory | Co-founder and CEO

MEET OUR 2020 CLASS

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DRIN KAZIU

Software Development with a focus on Tech Operations

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FLOR MARSHALL

Software Development with focus on Front End

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YOHANA MEHRETEAB

Software Development with a focus on Quality Assurance Testing

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PETER SVARTZ

Software development apprenticeship with a focus on Quality Assurance Testing

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"We have two challenges today in the U.S.: a STEM shortage and high unemployment. Apprenticeships are a viable solution to both. They give talented people who have lacked opportunities a chance to enter the tech field. Rather than struggling to find talent, companies can invest in developing people who are eager to learn but lack the credentials. It is a win-win. The company develops a talent pipeline and we give back to society by opening doors to those who deserve a chance. Apprenticeships help companies grow but they also change people's life trajectories and fuel economic mobility."

Ximena Hartsock | Co-founder and Sponsor Apprenticeship Program

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!

CRYSTAL THROWER

Department of Labor

DAVID REMICK

Executive Director, Alexandria/Arlington Regional Workforce Council

JENNIFER ODDO

Project Manager for Apprenticeship Programs at IBM

JENNIFER TAYLOR

VP of Industry Affairs for U.S. Jobs and Diversity Initiatives, Consumer Technology Association, producer of the massive CES® technology conference

JACQUELINE BLACK

Director of Strategic Alliances and U.S. Jobs, Consumer Technology Association, producer of CES®