Apprenticeship: Your Workforce Solution

Manufacturers are facing the increasing reality of the Skills Gap in our economy. In most communities there is a severe shortage in the supply of skilled workers to fill the demand created by growth in the manufacturing sector as well as the need to replace workers that are retiring in increasing numbers each year. NIMS is prepared to help stakeholders build apprenticeship programs that will help close the skills gap within the manufacturing industry.
What is Apprenticeship?

What is Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is a flexible “earn and learn” training model that combines on-the-job learning with job-related classroom instruction. Successful apprenticeship programs include partnerships with businesses, public workforce systems, education and training providers, workforce intermediaries (such as industry associations and community-based organizations), and state apprenticeship offices.

Image Source: A Quick-Start Toolkit: Building Registered Apprenticeship Programs, U.S. Department of Labor

Apprenticeable Occupations

NIMS serves the manufacturing industry by building apprenticeship standards for all manufacturing occupations. Please explore the list below to see a sample of the occupations that NIMS has registered. Should you be interested in an occupation not listed below, we encourage you to email us at

Interested in starting or expanding an apprenticeship program in your area?