Do you want a rewarding career in a growing industry? Do you want higher pay and benefits, and opportunities for advanced education and training?
The aerospace industry is considered a sector of advanced manufacturing industry which has a growing number of job openings due to retirements. In addition, aerospace is one of the areas of advanced manufacturing that has always used some of the most advanced technologies.
The Registered Apprenticeship model is well known and has served the training needs of a variety of businesses and industries over time. The basic components of the model are especially suited to the aerospace industry.
The apprenticeship model helps participants attain high performance through a cohesive process which links formal instruction in the form of a degree or certification with a standardized process of delivering and measuring hands-on/on-the-job learning (OJL).
For decades, registered apprenticeship programs have been successful by combining on-the-job learning with classroom theory supported by a strong mentoring component. The apprentice goes through a structured program established by the employer that includes incremental wage increases until he or she completes the course of training.
How it Works in Aerospace
The National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc. (NIMS) has developed a competency-based metalworking apprenticeship model and is supporting career development in advanced manufacturing, which includes aerospace. Occupations involved in apprenticeship include: Machininist, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Specialist/Lathe, CNC Miller, Mold Maker, Tool and Die Maker, and Press Operator. NIMS is a nonprofit organization formed by metalworking trade associations, national labor organizations, a council of state governors, companies, and educators, to support the development of a skilled workforce for the metalworking industry.
For more information, please contact NIMS.
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