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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:

  • Engineering Assistant/Additive Manufacturing (example outline)
  • Assembly Technician
  • CNC Operator and Programmer
  • Electrician
  • Industrial Manufacturing Production Technician
  • Die Setter
  • Tool and Die Maker
  • Machinist
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Hot and Cold Press Operator
  • Quality Control Inspection
  • Robotics
  • Arc Welding Machine Operator
  • Composites Technician
  • Air Frame Mechanic 
  • Press operator

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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, WorkScouts, Job Corps, Workforce Investment Boards, West Virginia Women Work, career centers, and community and technical colleges.

Getting started is easy. RCBI helps companies develop a customized, world-class training model that combines hands-on, work-based learning with related classroom and on-line instruction using the highest industry standards. For more information, contact us at 800.469.RCBI (7224) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Read Charlotte Weber’s column in SME Magazine on how the apprenticeship program at RCBI helps manufacturers compete.

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