Hiring and retaining skilled workers in the trades is notoriously challenging. An apprenticeship program can solve this by ensuring a steady supply of well-trained workers who meet the company’s standards. This approach fosters mentorship, mitigates labor shortages, and boosts employee loyalty. Additionally, it enhances the business’s reputation, attracting clients who appreciate investment in workforce development, ultimately leading to long-term growth and success.

Levi Torres, president and co-owner of High Five Plumbing in Denver, exemplifies this strategy. He established an apprenticeship program to train skilled plumbers, effectively addressing labor shortages. His leadership has driven significant growth, earning the company accolades such as the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 Small Business of the Year and a spot on the Inc. 5000 list​

In this episode, you’ll hear Levi talk about:  

  • How he built a workforce with an apprentice program 
  • Improving business performance through targeted training and development.
  • Enhanced training efficiency with cutting-edge virtual reality technology.
  • Inspiring and retaining apprentices for long-term business success.
  • Achieving deliberate growth with sustainable business practices.