November 14, 2016
MnAMP is proud to support the second annual National Apprenticeship week, November 14–20, 2016!
Over the past two years, MnAMP has facilitated more than 60 registered apprenticeships and dual-training opportunities throughout Minnesota. The Learn Work Earn training model combines work-based learning with related classroom instruction using the highest industry standards. Students complete credit-based courses in the advanced manufacturing program of their choice while simultaneously demonstrating skills through mentored on-the-job training.
“Apprenticeship and dual-training programs provide students with the unique opportunity to practice core skills at their job while attaining an academic credential,” explains South Central College’s MnAMP Project Coordinator, Kelcey Woods-Nord. “Even better, they’re able to graduate with minimal debt.”
If companies are interested in starting an apprenticeship or dual-training program, now is the time. According to the Department of Labor, companies that offer apprenticeship programs can diversify their workforce, improve productivity and profitability, standardize training, reduce turnover, receive tax credits and more. And funding programs like the Minnesota Pipeline Project and Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative Grant can help companies do it with minimal risk.
ABOUT NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK
National Apprenticeship Week is an opportunity for the apprenticeship community to tell the story of apprenticeships and is an invitation to learn about the real world advantages of developing careers through adoption of the apprenticeship model. Apprenticeship is for those who aspire to be great, lead in innovation and creativity, strive to innovate in business and industry, and recognize the value of combining paid on the job learning coupled with a substantial educational component to build generational greatness in careers and commerce. Visit https://www.dol.gov/apprenticeship/NAW/ for additional information.