Join Automation Alley for a free session to learn more about ApprenticeshipUSA, a Department of Labor funded grant partnership between Automation Alley and the state of Michigan. While serving as the state’s program administrator for Southeast Michigan, Automation Alley will assist manufacturing companies in creating new or expanding existing apprenticeship programs by leveraging grant funds to offset the costs of hiring apprentices.
It’s not a secret – the manufacturing sector is changing rapidly. Industry 4.0 is challenging manufacturers to integrate new technology and find employees with the appropriate expertise in addition to the looming retirement of about 22 percent of manufacturing employees that is expected over the next 10-15 years, according to JP Morgan Chase & Co. Finding the right talent, now, is critical.
Instead of posting open jobs only to find a low qualified candidate response rate, consider taking training and employee development into your own hands by implementing a registered apprenticeship program. Registered apprenticeship is a tried and true approach for preparing workers for the skilled jobs of today and the Industry 4.0 era of automated and digitized manufacturing.
Registered apprenticeship programs allow for your company to customize and take a systematic approach to training, increase knowledge transfer from old to new employees, enhance employee retention, emphasize on safety training, and better predict your talent pipeline.
With help from Automation Alley, your company can receive assistance with implementing this proven on-the-job training and retention strategy. It’s time to close the skills gap and transfer knowledge to the next generation of workers to ensure the training of future leaders. Don’t miss this important information session.
Apprenticeship USA is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
Marybeth Koski, Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
Elizabeth Rivard, Automation Alley