Trade Associations Stepping Up to Apprenticeship Plate

AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology is partnering with NIMS, the National Institute for Metalworking Skills, to support expansion of registered apprenticeships within manufacturing.

 

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AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology is partnering with NIMS, the National Institute for Metalworking Skills, to support expansion of registered apprenticeships within manufacturing. AMT joins other trade associations (listed below) to support access to apprenticeships and providing assistance to members in developing new programs designed to reach talent pools that may be overlooked.

As part of this initiative, $500,000 is made available by the U.S. Department of Labor as an industry intermediary to support companies establishing a registered apprenticeship program.

Bringing these trade associations together is an aggregated effort to give their members access to tools and resources to develop customized registered apprenticeship programs within their organizations. The programs combine on-the-job training with job-related classroom instruction and are designed to meet state and national apprenticeship agency requirements.

Other stakeholders supporting expansion of registered apprenticeships in manufacturing include:      

  • National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA)
  • Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA)
  • Precision Metalforming Association (PMA)
  • Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA)
  • The Aluminum Association (AA)
  • Business Roundtable (BRT)
  • Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute (DMDII)
  • Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT), operated by Manufacturing USA
  • Manufacturing Institute (MI), the workforce development arm of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
  • National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC)
  • National Governors Association (NGA)
  • National Network of Business and Industry Associations (National Network)

Hopefully, these efforts bring the private and public sectors of the manufacturing community together represent a strong and unified effort to meet the skills requirements for the future. Learn more at mfgapprenticeship.com