America Makes and Robert C. Byrd Institute to Unveil Apprenticeship FrameworkFebruary 22, 2018
America Makes has announced its collaboration with the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) to host a free, one-day public forum Tuesday, March 6, 2018, on the Apprenticeship Works program to promote the expansion of advanced manufacturing apprenticeships and unveil the first-ever, industry-vetted Additive Manufacturing (AM)/3D Printing Technician Registered Apprenticeship framework. The new framework leverages knowledge gained from the America Makes Workforce and Education Roadmap and empowers employers nationwide to develop and customize AM/3DP apprenticeships to create a highly skilled workforce.
RCBI, a founding member of America Makes, leads Apprenticeship Works—the National Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program, which is an American Apprenticeship Initiative supported by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Through Apprenticeship Works, RCBI works with partners across the United States to expand apprenticeship opportunities in advanced manufacturing, making them more accessible and affordable for employers.
“For more than five years, America Makes, as the national accelerator for additive manufacturing, has worked to accelerate the adoption of additive technologies and to develop a skilled workforce to serve this growing and innovative industry,” says Vicki Thompson, America Makes Workforce & Education Lead. “We are proud of the AM Technician Registered Apprenticeship framework and our collaboration with RCBI, as it also served as a great opportunity to build on an already positive, long-standing relationship.”
The Apprenticeship Works forum will be held on the campus of America Makes member, Youngstown State University. While the forum is free, registration is required. For more, www.americamakes.us/events/forum-expanding-apprenticeships-apprenticeship-works/.
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