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Chamber Summit: Apprenticeships pay dividends for businesses

“It’s a feeding program that saves us so much money.”

Apprenticeships can help workers advance through their careers, but they can also be of great benefit to the businesses that take advantage of them.

During a panel at the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Learners to Earners Workforce Summit, a trio of business leaders discussed how sponsoring apprenticeship programs have helped them keep employees longer and save them money.

Julie Combs, a deputy site director at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, said the company’s apprenticeship program has seen her perform “stay interviews” as often as exit interviews.

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