Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions2023-05-26T10:04:11-05:00

Apprentice Program management PLATFORM

Answers to the Questions We Hear Most Often

Our biggest priority is adding apprentices and growing membership. How can you help?2023-05-10T12:32:15-05:00

The harder your application process is for new applicants, the more likely you’ll have a smaller, less-qualified pool of candidates to consider.  Our software was specifically designed to make this application process as quick and easy as possible, for both the application and organization, to ensure the likelihood of success and in the least amount of time.

Does your software help with tracking and performance reporting?2023-05-10T12:32:35-05:00

Yes.  Our software package options offer different features so you can select which are most important to you ahead of time.  Our apprentice rating model enables easy tracking of a variety of performance components (e.g. attendance, attitude, safety & awareness) and we offer time-keeping functionality (numbers of hours worked in different apprenticeship training) for tracking, reporting and compliance requirements.

How long does it take to implement your software, and what about cost?2023-05-31T13:16:12-05:00

Our software has already been developed and refined (with clients we’ve had for years), so implementation time is very short (e.g. a matter of days) from when you decide to move ahead. After we do some research and ask a few questions about what you’re currently doing, we typically provide a demo and work with you to select which options would be right for you. Then, we pick a date and “go live” when you’re ready. Cost depends on which package is right for your organization. Organizations looking to implement our basic package may pay as little as a few thousand dollars for initial set-up and a few hundred dollars per month in service and maintenance fees thereafter, while larger organizations requesting a higher degree of functionality will pay more. The value yielded from receiving more qualified candidates much sooner than you would otherwise and time and overhead saved in this process far offsets these nominal upfront fees for implementation.

What are your best benefits?2023-05-10T12:33:11-05:00

Our software is designed to be very easy to implement and very easy to use, and our value-based pricing models ensure you get the right functionality for your long-term needs.  Our entire management team comes from the workforce solutions sector, so we understand how important it is to be able to hire the right candidates as easily and soon as possible.  We also appreciate how important and tough it is for you to grow your membership and workforce, so we want to help you make the best possible first impression for your candidates so they’re most likely to apply and qualify to become an integral part of your team.

Our current technology is primitive and clunky, and it can take months to hear from our current provider when we have an issue. How are you different?2023-05-10T12:33:29-05:00

Our unique application software was specifically designed for these apprentice and new member processes, addressing one’s hiring criteria and certification/pre-requisite document accumulation requirements right from the start so you can easily track the applicant pool progress or even select not to “see” the applicant until all pre-requisites are checked off and the applicant is qualified for consideration.  This pre-qualification process saves you significant time and ensures you’re selecting from a pre-qualified pool of candidates.

Our application process is largely paper-based with some on-line PC-based PDF forms that the applicants complete, send in, then we review and re-enter into our database. What Appion package would be most effective for us?2023-05-10T12:33:50-05:00

Some clients may choose to utilize our basic package to “digitize” and move their inefficient process (from the PC-based, pdf-document process where information is completed by the applicant, sent in, then re-entered in the organization’s database) to our cloud-based platform in which the information is directly input into our client’s system, in the standardized format chosen, without any duplication.  Other companies require a higher degree of functionality to support a much bigger organization with many more criteria that they want to be considered and tracked.  Either way, our entire software suite is designed to make your application and onboarding process easier and more efficient to quickly increase your pool of candidates.

How long are your contract terms? Is your contract complicated?2023-05-31T13:17:50-05:00

Our contract is easy to understand and contains mutual protection for long-term relationships. We have flexibility regarding contract length and packages chosen to ensure we offer the most value possible for our client success and growth.

I already use a Learning Management System for my apprentice program. Can Appion’s software integrate with it?2024-01-23T12:17:16-06:00

Yes. We are able to integrate with most software platforms as long as they offer API access. If a platform doesn’t have an API, we are able to develop custom import/export functions to facilitate manual syncing between systems.

We gather sensitive information from our apprentice candidates. How secure is my data when using your software?2024-01-23T12:18:18-06:00

Security is our topmost priority. All of our data is securely stored using industry standard AES-256 encryption while in transit and at rest.

We are just starting our first-ever apprentice program. Why should we use Appion software?2024-01-23T12:18:55-06:00

We are 100% dedicated to building and deploying apprentice program software. We know apprentice programs. We can help your organization get its apprentice program off the ground very quickly and we tailor our platform to your unique needs.

Have More Questions? We Have Answers.

What Our Customers Have to Say

“Appion has provided us with an easy-to-follow procedure for applicants to submit their documents and an effortless way for us to manage content on our end. Prior to this process, we would conduct quarterly in-person application events that would potentially cause loss of interest from probable candidates. This tool has provided a quick and efficient way for applicants to apply at any time and speed up the hiring practice. We look forward to working with them as they are professional and quick to respond to any inquiries.”

Iron Worker • Local 8 JATC

“The online application system from Appion has allowed our apprentice program to accept applications 24/7 online. Shifting to a streamlined online application and database, our apprentice program saves the time and effort of screening and accepting applicants in person. The system also allows more flexibility, accessibility and automates correspondence to our applicants.”

Iron Worker • Architectural Metal Trainee School Local 63

“Appion has provided us with an easy-to-follow procedure for applicants to submit their documents and an effortless way for us to manage content on our end. Prior to this process, we would conduct quarterly in-person application events that would potentially cause loss of interest from probable candidates. This tool has provided a quick and efficient way for applicants to apply at any time and speed up the hiring practice. We look forward to working with them as they are professional and quick to respond to any inquiries.”

Iron Worker • Local 8 JATC

“The online application system from Appion has allowed our apprenticeship program to accept applications 24/7 online. Shifting to a streamlined online application and database, our apprenticeship program saves the time and effort of screening and accepting applicants in person. The system also allows more flexibility, accessibility and automates correspondence to our applicants.”

Iron Worker • Architectural Metal Trainee School Local 63

It’s Easy to Get Started

STEP 1:

Schedule Demo with an Appion Expert

We’ll introduce you to Appion’s easy-to-use, cloud-based platform.

STEP 2:

Integration, Onboarding
& Training

Appion specialists will customize your setup and optimize it for your program.

STEP 3:

Accelerate Your Apprentice Program

Attract more quality apprentice candidates and grow your program.

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