FOR NEW HIRES & EXISTING EMPLOYEES
Employers need skilled workers. Young people, career changers, and workers interested in upward mobility want a path to a good job without accruing lots of debt.
NAMC REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIPS answer both!
NAMC actively works with local manufacturers to enroll new hires and existing workers into registered apprenticeship training programs. A Massachusetts State tax credit of up to $4,800 per apprentice is available to help subsidize specialized training delivered outside the workplace by a third-party training provider. In some cases, additional, direct tuition subsidy may also be available.
REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIPS are flexible and customizable to your specific needs.
NAMC will help you develop a training plan that outlines the types and lengths of training delivered on-the-job, complemented by specialized Related Instruction of your choice. Apprenticeships can also be used to develop higher level skills in dedicated incumbent manufacturing workers, or for an office worker, a maintenance mechanic, a supervisor or manager, or any other position.
Strengthen your team and address workforce pressures. NAMC will:
Help you find new workers in times of low unemployment or train up your existing workforce
Help you customize and embed a sustainable training program designed to continuously improve your workforce capability
YOU decide what training your employees need. NAMC will:
Help you define and deliver on-the-job training specific to your process needs
Provide you with funding to deliver enhanced training at third-party training institutions or on-site
Help you transfer “tribal knowledge” from senior workers approaching retirement to a new generation
To learn more about apprenticeships, please contact:
Bostik, a global leader in adhesive technologies, partnered with NAMC for apprenticeship training.
“The skills required for today’s workforce are at an all-time high. Additionally, the shortage of skilled labor for the manufacturing sector is a regional concern for the North Shore. The Northeast Advanced Manufacturing Consortium has helped Bostik address this shortage by expanding its reach with recruiting efforts and training opportunities. The Consortium’s Apprenticeship Program has provided financial assistance enabling us to increase the skills of our workers more quickly than traditional methods with limited interruptions. The partnership has yielded tremendous benefits for our business. Although the program has been great for Bostik, the real economic benefit to the North Shore would be for all manufacturers to partner with the Northeast Advanced Manufacturing Consortium to help keep manufacturing jobs alive and well in Boston’s North Shore.”
Timberline Communications, Inc
Timberline Communications Inc, has recently enrolled their second Apprentice as a Tower Technician I. Timberline is excited to be participating in the Massachusetts Apprenticeship Initiative. Timberline Communications has identified the value that the NAMC program provides as it helps to create a structured training program that focuses on delivering a safe and process controlled Tower Technician Apprenticeship Program.
Faced with a shortage of experienced manufacturing workers, Mack Technologies is constantly in search of new and creative sources of employees with the necessary skill sets. One of the most critical shortfalls of talent was the role of production cell group lead.
Mack Technologies became aware of the apprenticeship program while attending a NAMC meeting. After a brief discussion with the NAMC staff it was determined that a customized training program consisting of 150 hours of RTI (Related Training Instruction) and 2000 hours of OJT (On The Job training) for Group Leaders could qualify for the apprenticeship program.
After Mack Technologies defined the necessary skill requirements, NAMC assisted with soliciting proposals from two Adult Education Providers. It was decided that Middlesex Community College offered the best suited training solution.
We are now approaching the end of our one year training program. The participants have had one of the most beneficial exposures to job specific training imaginable. We have seen incredible advancements in their competence, confidence, leadership, and participation in the company.
NAMC and the Commonwealth have developed a very high impact program to offer manufacturers the opportunity to train and educate their workers on all matters pertaining to their company’s human resource needs.
VP, Operations—Mack Technologies
Berkshire Manufactured Products
“This program needs more funding. As an employer, this is one of the most valuable programs the state has provided. We could not have done this as effectively without the grant assistance for the 150-hour Related Technical Instruction. We do external and internal training with our employees to some extent, but not to the level that we were able to provide through the NAMC apprenticeship grant, that simply wouldn't happen without assistance. Greg would not be at the same level today as he would be without the formal work process and RTI provided by NAMC, it would take us at least two years to train someone to the level that Greg is currently at in one year. I would ask for this again before another type of training grant.”
-Lisa Lurie, Human Resources Manager