APPRENTICESHIPS: MODERNIZING A PROVEN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
Changing technology and misperceptions about the manufacturing industry contribute to a shortage of skilled workers. By establishing apprenticeship programs around industry-wide standards, American employers can more quickly build a pipeline of skilled workers, boost retention, reduce recruiting costs and improve productivity. Learn more about Tooling U-SME’s Apprenticeship Acceleration Framework.
Nearly nine out of 10 (88%) manufacturers say they are having difficulty finding skilled workers. Apprentices are a positive solution with measurable return on investment (ROI).
Explore the current collaborative approach to apprenticeships involving manufacturers, educators and others and understand that any company or school can successfully implement their own apprenticeship program.
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HEAR WHAT MANUFACTURERS SAY...
"The Apprenticeship Program produced over 80 trained workforce employees in four years"
– Dave Bredenbeck, Program Manager, Precision Machining and Apprenticeship Program, Cuyahoga Community College
"The benefits of apprenticeships are substantial for manufacturers. They produce high-skilled employees and reduce turnover"
– Kenneth Milnes: State Director U.S. Department of Labor