11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
Join us for a virtual open office to learn how to bring the new additive manufacturing technician apprenticeship to your company to bolster you talent pipeline!
Hiring technicians with the skills required to work in additive manufacturing continues to be a serious challenge for most companies. Manufacturers now have a new option for developing their workforce: a registered apprenticeship program for additive manufacturing technicians.
The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and America Makes, along with other national partners, collaborated on the first nationally recognized apprenticeship for additive manufacturing technicians, launched in fall 2018.
During this interactive, open-office-hours webinar, America Makes and RCBI will provide you with an overview and information on the additive manufacturing/3D printing technician apprenticeship program. Then you can ask our team of experts how apprenticeship can serve as a talent development strategy for your specific company.
Topics to be addressed include:
- How an apprenticeship program can improve your recruitment, retention, and succession planning efforts
- How apprenticeship increases your company’s productivity and improves quality
- Features of the new AM technician apprenticeship
- Benefits to partnering with the Apprenticeship Works program at RCBI
For more information about Apprenticeship Works, go to www.rcbi.org/online/apprenticeships.
Apprenticeship Works is supported by a $4.9 million American Apprenticeship Initiative grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.
About the Host:
Josh is the Education and Workforce Director for America Makes, providing overall program leadership responsibility for all America Makes’ Education and Workforce initiatives. Josh has spent the last 8 years actively collaborating with manufacturing partners to assess the knowledge and skillset needs to establish strategic plans while building programs to meet the skills gap needs of manufacturers. Previously, Josh served as the Director of Educational Programs at the SME Education Foundation, monitoring, promoting, and evaluating all of its major programs. In addition to those duties, he also served for a time as the Interim Executive Director of the Foundation. Josh was the Director of School Engagement, Eastern Region for Project Lead The Way (PLTW). a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for PreK-12 students and teachers across the U.S. Josh started his educator in the K-12 classroom in the Pittsburgh region.
About the experts:
Lucinda Curry has more than 30 years of experience in workforce development, enrollment management, and customized training. She has been with the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University for the last 10 years as the Director of Workforce Development. She leads the Apprenticeship Works program under a U.S. Department of Labor American Apprenticeship Initiative (AAI) grant. Curry holds a master’s degree in non-profit and public agency leadership from Marshall University.
Doug Currence is a technical trainer with Apprenticeship Works at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI). His efforts focus on helping manufacturers implement and manage registered apprenticeship programs. Doug has 38 years of experience in the manufacturing, power-generation industries.