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Trump Signs Executive Order on Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow Initiatives

Trump Signs Executive Order on Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow Initiatives

Today President Trump signed an executive order intended to expand apprenticeship and remove regulations surrounding it. In his remarks, he highlighted the story of Charles Robel, a veteran that is currently completing an apprenticeship. Below is an excerpt from Trump’s speech: Charles Robel is here with us from Wisconsin, where I just left, actually, yesterday.Read more about Trump Signs Executive Order on Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow Initiatives[…]

Interim Executive Director Montez King Testifies at Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Interim Executive Director Montez King Testifies at Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

NIMS’ Interim Executive Director, Montez King, recently participated in a dialogue on how diversity in apprenticeships and career and technical education (CTE) can help ensure a globally competitive manufacturing workforce. Hosted by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the forum brought in experts across sectors to provide critical testimony on the State of the Workforce and the Future of Work. Mr. King spoke about his experience growing up in an underserved community in Baltimore City, and the impact CTE and, ultimately, manufacturing, had on ensuring he completed school and was positioned for long-term career success. Mr. King’s personal story is an example of the importance of engaging underserved populations to develop a diverse and talented manufacturing workforce.

Other panelists included: Dr. Aparna Mathur, Resident Scholar in Economic Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute; Michael D’Ambrose, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Archer Daniels Midland Company; Kenneth E. Rigmaiden, President, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades; Dr. Nicole Smith, Research Professor and Chief Economist/Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce; and, Mason Bishop, Principal, WorkED Consulting, LLC.

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NIMS Hosts Third in a Series of  Apprenticeship Accelerator Development Workshops in Manufacturing

NIMS Hosts Third in a Series of Apprenticeship Accelerator Development Workshops in Manufacturing

Fairfax, VA – A registered apprenticeship is a proven work-and-learn model for preparing future leaders in manufacturing. On February 23rd, NIMS hosted an Apprenticeship Accelerator Development Workshop at NIMS headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. The workshop was the third in a series of accelerator development workshops held by NIMS. Read the full article here.

NIMS Hosts Apprenticeship Accelerator Workshops

NIMS Hosts Apprenticeship Accelerator Workshops

Fairfax, VA – A registered apprenticeship is a proven work-and-learn model for preparing future leaders in manufacturing. On January 25th and 26th, NIMS hosted a series of Apprenticeship Accelerator Development Workshops at NIMS headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. Over the course of a day nearly thirty employers, community colleges, and industry associations from across the nationRead more about NIMS Hosts Apprenticeship Accelerator Workshops[…]