Apprenticeship Works, the National Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Partnership (NAMAP) at RCBI works with partners nationwide to expand apprenticeship opportunities in advanced manufacturing.
Our program’s unique model provides standardized, industry-endorsed educational opportunities through on-the-job learning as well as related technical and practical instruction for companies with sites in multiple states. This approach ensures quality, affordable training regardless of location. A variety of industries – including automotive, flooring, aerospace and defense – are involved now, and others join weekly.
A primary focus includes innovative pre-apprenticeship programs for women, transitioning military personnel and disadvantaged youth.
There are many occupations to choose from:
The return on investment of apprenticeships is substantial. Companies that offer registered apprenticeship programs improve productivity and profitability, reduce turnover and attract better applicants.
Companies also may recruit from our pre-apprenticeship program, which provides hands-on in classroom instruction to military veterans, women and disadvantaged youth.
Funded by five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, the program's partners include Marshall University Research Corp., Tooling U-SME, America Makes, the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers, BMNT, Job Corps, Workforce Investment Boards, West Virginia Women Work, career centers, and community and technical colleges.
Read Charlotte Weber’s column in SME Magazine on how the apprenticeship program at RCBI helps manufacturers compete.