Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship

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  • Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship 

    Are you having trouble retaining your entry-level production employees? Do you need to take your manufacturing workers from level I to level II? This is the most competitive talent market that the United States has experienced in decades and investing in upskilling employees is a retention tool that not only helps your team to feel valued and appreciated, but also helps you to develop your team into skilled leaders for the future of your business. Training and retaining your production team starts here. Entry level Industrial Manufacturing Technicians operate industrial production related equipment, work with manufacturing related tools, and perform work processes related to a wide variety of manufacturing settings. Apprentices will learn to set up, operate, monitor, and control production equipment. They will also help improve manufacturing processes and schedules to meet customer requirements. This 18-month development program will not only teach your production workers technical skills, but they will also learn about quality, safety, lean and leadership as they work through this well-rounded DOL-certified apprenticeship program.

  • This apprenticeship will help you retain employees by offering them: 

      1. Structured on-the-job training
      2. Related technical training
      3. Rewards for skill gains
      4. National occupational credentials

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      • With a lower time commitment and less coursework than a traditional four-year apprenticeship program¸ this 18-month apprenticeship program is an attractive option for a wider variety of employees and a great way to develop specific and measurable goals for upskilling production employees.

        Apprentices will receive training in various work experiences. The order in which this training is given will be determined by the flow of work on the job and will not necessarily be in the order listed. The times allotted to these various processes are the estimated times which the average apprentice will require to learn each phase of the trade. They are intended only as a guide to indicate the quality of the training being provided and the ability of the apprentice to absorb this training in an average amount of time. This apprenticeship would last approximately 16 months. 

        Competencies and On-the-Job Training Hours

        • Safety
        • Production
        • Quality
        • Lean  
        • Leadership

      • Related instruction teaches apprentices the science and theory behind their daily duties. It comprises 264 hours of the apprenticeship program, the equivalent of four hours per week when school is in session. Related technical instruction is provided by our training partner and paid for by the employer.

        Course Descriptions

        Industrial Manufacturing 1 (First Semester)

        The first semester includes an orientation to the occupation and manufacturing, then followed by the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) safety module, MSSC quality module, OSHA 10 certification, blueprint reading, visual inspection, measurement, and first aid & CPR training. Manufacturing concepts will be introduced and applied in a variety of industrial settings. 

        Industrial Math for the Occupation (First Semester)

        This course provides applied mathematics instruction from a review of: basic arithmetic; basic algebra; applications, based on geometry; right triangle trigonometry, oblique angle trigonometry and compound angles. U.S. and metric measurement systems will be introduced.

        Industrial Manufacturing 2 (Second Semester)

        The second semester includes the MSSC manufacturing processes and production and maintenance awareness modules, along with communication, lean manufacturing, problem solving, and frontline leadership. Manufacturing related concepts will be applied to a variety of industrial settings. The course concludes with an examination of emerging trends and technologies, and future directions for manufacturing.

        Communication for Apprentices (Second Semester)

        Introduces the apprentice to basic communication concepts relating to the workplace. It is designed specifically for the apprentice to acquire the necessary skills of giving instructions, writing a technical memo, and explaining a technical process. Throughout the course the apprentice will brainstorm, write, edit, revise, and use one-on-one communication delivery in a small group. The course combines lecture and hands-on activities utilizing information which the apprentice brings from the workplace.