New Apprenticeship, a San Antonio, TX-based digital apprenticeship solution bridging the tech skills and opportunity gap, closed a $2.5M seed funding round.
The round was led by ECMC Group’s Education Impact Fund, with participation from the Dell Foundation, Michelson 20MM Foundation, Learnstart, and others.
The company intends to use the funds to build out its management team and make investments in sales operations and technology.
Led by Brad Voeller, CEO, New Apprenticeship provides an experience-based learning and performance coaching system that equips workforce talent with the skills they need to accelerate their careers and provides employers with highly qualified and productive talent, creating future leaders in tech. Its 8–12-week pre-apprenticeship program lays the right foundation to prepare and ensure candidates are work-ready on their first day of employment. Once employed, candidates begin their 12-month registered apprenticeship through NEW’s proven experience-based learning and customized model that features industry-recognized credentialing. Certifications range from digital marketing, data analytics, IT service management, cyber security, web development, etc.
Concurrent with the closing, the company named Kris Knopf as its Chief Revenue Officer. He is an established sales and marketing leader in the field with deep experience in enterprise sales across technology, healthcare, and financial services industries. Knopf has built a team prepared to develop custom offerings for companies seeking integrated solutions to support significant hiring of (digital marketing, data, cyber, cloud, and IT) tech and digital talent at scale.