The IAMAW joins the Department of Labor ApprenticeshipUSA LEADER initiative!

The IAM is now a part of the ApprenticeshipUSA LEADER initiative. This is a great opportunity for the IAM and its members.  We will have access to a multitude of information on various apprenticeship program grants and other resources that will further the IAM’s growth in skilled trades training and education.

  

What is ApprenticeshipUSA? ApprenticeshipUSA offers employers and unions in every industry the tools to develop a highly skilled workforce to help grow their business and provide skills to the workforce. For workers, ApprenticeshipUSA offers opportunities to earn a salary while learning the skills necessary to succeed in high-demand careers. ApprenticeshipUSA exemplifies high standards, instructional rigor and quality training. Whether you are an employer looking to hire, train or retain a skilled workforce, or a worker looking for a new career in a well-paying occupation, ApprenticeshipUSA will help you achieve your goals.

Companies in all sectors of the American economy are facing complex workforce challenges in increasingly competitive domestic and global markets. Registered Apprenticeships are a proven solution for recruiting, training, and retaining world-class talent.
Significant talent shortages and skill gaps are slowing companies’ efforts to expand, innovate, and thrive. Among these challenges:
•    An aging workforce of highly-skilled and experienced workers
•    Attracting new and more diverse talent pools
•    Closing gaps in workers’ skills and credentials
•    Investing in talent that can keep pace with the latest industry advances
•    Implementing workforce training models that effectively develop and “up-skill”

We are excited to announce this partnership and will keep you updated on the progress.

For more information on ApprenticeshipUSA, please visit https://www.dol.gov/featured/apprenticeship

**picture courtesy of ApprenticeshipUSA Twitter account**