Registered Apprenticeship Programs are a proven training model for growing and retaining a skilled workforce in today’s competitive business environment. The “earn while you learn” approach combines on-the-job training and related classroom instruction. The outcome benefits the company with a skilled workforce and provides the employee with paid training and the ability to advance upon completion of the program.
Expand your skills in the workforce with the newly formulated RAP certification program. Focused on machine operators, this program offers paid training and is to be completed in a 12-month period. Grant money is available to aid the apprentice during their training. Direct training from subject matter experts supports both the apprentice and the sponsor. Related Technical Instruction (RTI) is composed of 144 hours of virtual training which includes:
• Manufacturing Technician Level 1 Credential
• OSHA 10 plus additional safety training for manufacturing
• Basic Machine Technology
• Process Safety Management course
WHAT IS AN ADVANCE MANUFACTURING MACHINE OPERATOR?
An Advanced Manufacturing Machine Operator operates precision machinery, systems, and processes. Typical skills expected in these positions usually include Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) knowledge, computer-controlled machine programming, precision measurement, process and machine troubleshooting, machine maintenance and proficient use of diagnostic and statistical tools. This person will interact with other manufacturing skill levels to problem solve and participate in process improvement teams to improve processes. This position will produce products that meet customer requirements and be able to identify and reduce waste in the production environment.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO EMPLOYERS?
At no cost to employers, consultants are available to guide organizations through the Register Apprenticeship Program development process from initial concept to full recognition by the U.S. Department of Labor or your state labor department. VMA is contracted with the U.S. Department of Labor to assist across the country in expanding RA programs in Advanced Manufacturing and Supply Chain Logistics. The VMA RAP partners with local and national employers to develop programs from various industries ranging from cybersecurity to electric power generation, distribution to transportation and all skilled trades.
MSI offers a Pre-MT1 Assessment to students seeking the MT1 Certification. The Pre-MT1 prepares individuals to obtain certifications issued by MSI and included in the National Skills Certification System for critical manufacturing occupations.
This assessment is designed to preview the action competency areas through a simplified 45-minute exam.
If learners score a 75% or higher, they will have a better idea of how they will score on the MT1.