“For the most part, parents seem to encourage their children to pursue prestigious positions that they also perceive to be the highest paying, including engineers and scientists, according to the presentation. They seem to discourage their children from becoming welders or electricians.”
Each summer, ITAC and its industry partners sponsor an Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Camp as a new and exciting way to educate local high school students about careers in manufacturing. The goal of this camp is to expose high school students and their parents to these career paths that are in extremely high demand in our area.
On December 9th, the first class from the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center’s (WWRC) new Manufacturing Technology Training program graduated.
CCWA has graduated eight classes of MT1-certified individuals and is the recipient of the American Apprenticeship Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to expand apprenticeships in manufacturing using the MT1.
The AMB is a program of the Manufacturing Skills Institute. Through a combination of lab exercises, demonstrations, and small-group instruction, participants will obtain the skills needed for success in most manufacturing entry-level positions and achieve a foundation for more advanced skills building.