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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:

    • Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Technician (example outline)
    • Assembly Technician
    • Composites Technician
    • CNC Operator/Programmer
    • Core Maker
    • Die Setter
    • Electromechanical Technician
    • Engineering Assistant
    • Industrial Manufacturing Technician
    • Machinist
    • Maintenance Electrician
    • Maintenance Technician
    • Mold Maker
    • Pattern Maker
    • Press Brake Operator
    • Press Operator
    • Quality Control Technician
    • Robotics Technician
    • Tool and Die Maker
    • Welding Technician

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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. Read more about the return on investment from a registered apprenticeship program.

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.

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. .



Martin Engineering resolved a tough training issue by starting an apprenticeship program for its tool and die makers.

Micro Machine Works turned to Apprenticeship Works to tackle its training  needs.

 Hear from some manufacturers about their experience with Apprenticeship Works here. 

Apprenticeship Works in the news:

Partnership with the Composites Institute to improve the manufacturing workforce


Download this checklist that outlines the steps of implementing an apprenticeship program in partnership with Apprenticeship Works.

Read our Apprenticeship Works flyer.

Requirements for Apprenticeship Sponsors.

RCBI National Standards.














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