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U Minnesota College of Liberal Arts Partners with Helios Consulting to Offer Rise Apprenticeship Program

The University of Minnesota (UMN)'s College of Liberal Arts (CLA) has announced a partnership with Helios Consulting to offer graduates a chance to gain human resource technology skills through paid employment and training in its Rise Program, an apprenticeship designed to prepare students for a career in the Workday ecosystem.

Helios Consulting is a certified Workday human resources tech software services partner. UMN graduates accepted as apprentices into the Rise program are hired and paid full time from their first day as they go through a 12-week remote training program. They learn from industry experts from among the nearly 10,000 companies that use the Workday software. Covered topics include core HR disciplines, business analysis, and internal business consulting and communication.

Trainees also have access to career opportunities with these companies in the fast-growing HR tech industry, which is experiencing a major talent gap. "Because Workday is a no-code platform, the Rise apprenticeship program can provide talented and diverse CLA graduates who may not have any background in HR or technology with a clear path to a successful HR tech career," said Helios President Trevor Lee.

Students or recent graduates of UMN CLA who are interested can go here to learn more about the Rise apprenticeship.

Visit this Helios page to learn more about the company. To learn more about the Workday software, visit the company's main page.

About the Author

Kate Lucariello is a former newspaper editor, EAST Lab high school teacher and college English teacher.

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