Employment trends are positive, which is promising for the nation—but challenging for manufacturers seeking skilled labor. While larger companies are successfully building a pipeline of workers through apprenticeship programs, this approach is tougher for small and mid-sized companies with limited resources. Read full article.
The Aspen Institute recently highlighted how apprenticeship programs perfectly “blend classroom instruction with on-the-job learning so participants can earn income while receiving the training and education needed for a specific occupation.” Read the full article.
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[…]
NIMS’ Director of Strategy and Outreach, Christine Hubley, was recently interviewed for a feature in Wire Journal International discussing registered apprenticeship. Read the article from the May 2017 issue here.
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.
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.
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[…]
Read about The New Apprenticeship and the possibilities it unlocks for today’s workforce in an article published in Industry Today.
By Greg Jones, Vice President Smartforce Development at AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology (owner of the International Manufacturing Technology Show). Read the article from the IMTS Insider here.
Read this article published in The Fabricator.