Apprenticeship Hub

Apprenticeship is a form of training programme that combines formal education in educational institutions with substantial work-based learning in companies or other workplaces to prepare candidates for specific roles within a particular occupation. It is a dual training model structured in such a way that apprentices (students) spend part of their time at the College and the rest with the employer. The assessment tests both academic learning and occupational competence developed through on-the-job and off-the-job training.
Objectives of the Apprenticeship Training Programme 
The purpose of apprenticeship is to produce practically oriented graduates that meet the job-related competencies required in the labour market. Additionally, it serves as a link between the College and various employers. 

The specific Objectives of the Apprenticeship Training Programmes Are To: 
☞    Enable apprentices (students) to get hands-on/real-life experience they are expected to work in when they graduate; 
☞    Provide an opportunity for students to apply the principles and techniques theoretically learnt to real-life problem-solving situations; 
☞    Develop student understanding of work ethics, employment demands, responsibilities and opportunities; 
☞    Enhance and strengthen linkages between CBE and various stakeholders as well as potential employers. 

Incubation and Apprenticeship Program at DSM Campus


Expected Benefits of Apprenticeship 
Apprenticeship training is implemented through a partnership between the College and employers. This partnership has three key stakeholders namely: the College, employers and the students. Commitment to this partnership rests on mutual benefits for all the key partners. The expected benefits of the programmes for the different parties include: 

☞    Get the opportunity to be involved in the training and development/review process of CBE’s programmes. 
☞    Exposed to a pool of potential employees from which to select. This will ultimately reduce the cost of induction/orientation of new employees; 
☞    Get additional human resources for effective and efficient service delivery; 
☞    Apprenticeships will help to increase productivity and promote sustainable enterprises. 

☞    Get the opportunity to appreciate client demands and the quality of graduates required to fulfil these demands; 
☞    Utilize training facilities and resources that may not be readily accessible within the College.
☞    Contribute to an overall improvement in the quality and effectiveness of the overall training and to create a positive image of the College 
☞    Acquire new knowledge and practical experiences that are valuable in the job market.
☞    Improve Problem-Solving confidence and finding effective solutions in professional settings, the opportunity to relate to different categories of people likely to be met in real-life situations, 
☞    Gain exposure to the demands and challenges of the workplace, 
☞    Establish connections with potential employers, creating opportunities for future employment.
☞    Develop a greater understanding of the profession, leading to enhanced work ethics and professional conduct.
☞    Facilitate transitions from education to employment; 
☞    Experience a positive change in mindset, adapting to a professional work environment and responsibilities.
☞    Apprentices may receive some form of remuneration and other benefits during the training period. 

What Apprenticeship Programmes CBE Plan to Offer?
1)    Digital and Technology Solutions with Apprenticeship
The programme is designed for individuals aspiring to advance their professional careers in the field of software engineering and data analytics. Apprentices will be provided with practical skills and knowledge across a range of disciplines to enable them to deliver effective IT and business-relevant solutions in the workplace. Typical job titles in this career include but are not limited to Software developer, Software engineer, Software tester, Application Specialist, Business analyst, IT project manager, IT consultant, Cyber security analyst, Database specialist, Data analyst, Digital media Technology practitioner, and Systems designer.
2)    Banking and Credit Management with Apprenticeship 
The programme intends to produce competent graduates for jobs in the Banking and Credit management industries.  Graduates of this Programme can pursue a wide range of careers at companies providing banking and credit management services. They can also work for industrial companies and retailers in banking and credit providers.
☞    Metrology and Standardization with Apprenticeship
The main objective of this programme is to produce skilled metrology scientists to meet the increasing demand for measurement skills in a broad variety of sectors. The field of metrology and standardization is applicable to anything that can be measured. Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates are expected to have competencies in numerous job positions. Among the job titles available for graduates in this programme include calibration engineers, calibration technicians, instrument engineers, metrologists, quality engineers, etc.