The IAM National Apprenticeship Strategic Initiative (NASI) is a vital part of the IAM’s ability to continue to organize and grow the union. When the IAM is able to provide quality training for work in our fields, workers remember that training and seek out the IAM for representation.
The NASI taskforce is exploring the feasibility of developing a National Apprenticeship Program and a vocation or technological high school program. Apprenticeship program would span across a multitude of IAM industries, including machinists, aviation, aerospace, woodworkers, shipbuilders, automotive and more, all with the goal of placing skilled workers into good IAM-represented jobs.
The initiative hopes to create a national template for apprenticeships to be adopted by any IAM lodge that wishes to develop their own program.