Building a Skilled Workforce
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Apprenticeships (OA) and Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has contracted with the Manufacturing Skills Institute to develop and register new apprenticeship programs throughout
the region and across the nation. MSI partners with local and national employers to develop tailored Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAP) that can result in a skilled and desired workforce. MSI partners with employers throughout
the country to provide a variety of RAPs in various industries in manufacturing and supply chain logistics. MSI provides professional facilitation and consulting assistance to establish innovative strategies that will propel the
program once instituted. Additional resources are available for training and on-site implementation.
Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAP)
Registered Apprenticeship Programs are a proven training model for growing and retaining a skilled workforce in today’s competitive business environment. The “earn while you learn” approach combines on-the-job training and related
classroom instruction. The outcome benefits the company with a skilled workforce and provides the employee paid training with the ability to advance upon completion of the program. At no cost to the employer, consultants are available
to guide companies through the Registered Apprenticeship development process from initial concept to full recognition by the US Department of Labor or a state apprenticeship agency. Tax credits and incentive funds are available to
assist in the creation of expansion of an existing RAP.
Advanced Manufacturing Machine Operator Registered Apprenticeship Program (AMMORAP)
Expand and skill your workforce with the newly formulated RAP certification program, in partnership with the
New College Institute
. Focused on machine operators, this program offers paid training and is to be completed in a 12-month period. Grant money is available to aid the apprentice during their training. Direct training from subject matter experts supports both the apprentice and the sponsor. Related Technical Instruction (RTI) is composed of 144 hours of virtual training which includes: