Knowing that you are going to be replaced is often an uncomfortable feeling and you start to question your value. But at iMADdu, things are a little different.
Most apprentices take iMADdu as a place to grow and iMADdu embraces all those that have the desire to learn. After growing, apprentices go off into the world to do other things. From the iMADdu perspective, the positions stay the same, but the apprentices filling the positions change along with the semester projects. That is something that is accepted here.
Apprentices come and go. But that does not mean that the value of apprentices goes overlooked, just as the apprentices do not overlook the value of iMADdu just because they are there for a limited period of time. iMADdu hopes for the best for all past apprentices, current apprentices, and future apprentices. The network of iMADdu apprentices is growing just as every apprentice individually grows.
I have now passed the mid-way mark to my Apprenticeship Program and already projects on the docket are being prepared to come to a close. iMADdu structures projects, tasks, and assignments in a manner that aligns with the time constraints each apprentice’s time here. Although some projects are carried over, there is always closure. As I work towards the end of my Apprenticeship Program, I am glad to know there will be closure on all projects.
It sounds like an odd system, but it works for the benefit of the apprentices and iMADdu. The fluid nature is actually extremely structured and the main Board of Directors for iMADdu does an excellent job of managing this.