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Why Apprenticeships Matter

Posted by WIRE-Net on Mar 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM

WIRE-Net kicked off its second Apprenticeship Consortium this month, speaking with leaders from 3 metalworking companies (in addition to 4 others already committed to the CNC Machining Consortium). As part of WIRE-Net’s “apprenticeship accelerator” initiative we’ve developed a 21st century approach to company sponsored training to encourage wide adaptation and adoption by manufacturers.

This is a smart practice for six reasons...

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Topics: Apprenticeship Consortium, Apprenticeships, NOMAC, CNC Machining, Industrial Maintenance, National Institute of Metalworking Skills, SkillUp, Northeast Ohio

Need Machinists and Mechanics? WIRE-Net Has a Solution

Posted by Julie King on Nov 17, 2016 10:06:25 AM

In 2015, WIRE-Net re-posted a blog by Gary Weldon from the popular MADEinOHIO.us blog. Gary's words inspired us to act to help our member companies and their employees.

"You see, an apprenticeship is more than just a training program – something able to transfer key skills to a new generation – it is a career pathway. It takes the ambiguous 'Just show up and work hard and someday you'll be successful' mindset and gives it specificity. It gives those who are willing to work hard a clear view of what's achievable and outlines the steps of how they can get there.

It also does something else. Something very powerful. It communicates that a career in manufacturing is something worth investing time and money in. It shows a young apprentice that their company is optimistic about the future and is committed to developing the people who will be essential to its success."

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Topics: Apprenticeships, Apprenticeship Consortium, Precision Machining, Industrial Maintenance, CNC Machining

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