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In the United States, the number of apprenticeships continues to increase. Since 2014, the U.S. has added 125,000 new apprenticeships, and today there are more than 500,000 apprentices in the United States.*  There are a number of private companies and government organizations that provide resources to manufacturing companies to establish, launch and manage an apprenticeship program.

Review the information below to see which one sounds right for you.

National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

  • Provides tools and resources to create, support, and launch registered apprenticeships (RA)
  • Offers $1,500/apprentice incentive to support RA programs.
  • Serves as your liaison to the U.S. Dept. of Labor for completion of registration documents

German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC)

  • Assists companies with Dual Apprenticeship Programs
    (Combines work and college-level classes)
  • Benchmarked on the German Dual Education System
  • Tailors training program for each company

Kamm Consulting

  • Implements Germanic Apprenticeship Programs
  • Provides workforce training
  • Partners with international businesses and international exchange program
  • Trains on vendor equipment
  • Leads an initiative on Florida’s Space Coast

Apprenticeships offer the opportunity to earn a salary, while learning advanced skills and taking college level classes paid by the employer. “Apprenticeships are mutually beneficial,” says Mario Kratsch, Director of Skills Initiative at GACC Midwest and responsible for the Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training (ICATT), “Individuals gain exceptional experience, graduate with a job, earn a degree and graduate debt-free. Employers gain a skilled employee and team member, who is grateful for the opportunity, often resulting in a long tenure. The attrition rate is less than 10 percent.“

Apprenticeship Facts
89% of apprentices are employed after completing their program.
On average, apprentices earn $300K more than other workers over their careers.
Apprentices earn an average starting wage of $60,000 per year.
For every dollar spend on apprenticeship, employers get an average of $1.47 back in increased productivity.

*U.S. Department of Labor, https://www.dol.gov/featured/apprenticeship/shareables

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