Apprenticeship Programs

Benefits for Apprentices:

  • Improved skills and competencies that meet the specific needs of the employee
  • Incremental wage increases as their skills improve
  • On-the-job training and occupation focused education
  • Career advancement
  • Industry issued, nationally recognized credentials
  • Articulation agreements between certain apprenticeship training programs and 2- and 4-year colleges that create opportunities for college credit and future degrees

Benefits for Employers:

  • Customized training that results in highly skilled employees trained to industry/employer specifications
  • Increased productivity and knowledge transfer due to on-the-job learning from an assigned mentor combined with related technical instruction
  • Enhanced retention: 87 percent of program completers in 2011 were still employed nine months after completing their apprenticeship
  • A stable and predictable pipeline for the development of qualified workers
  • A systematic approach to training that ensures that employees are trained and certified to produce at the highest skill levels required for that occupation
  • Versatile and multifunctional human capital investment in order to respond quickly to market conditions
  • Create a culture of continuous learning and improvement to meet the needs of the next generation of industrial workers

Apprenticeship Programs

IMT Apprenticeship

Catalyst Connection’s Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) Apprenticeship Program helps to address a leading concern of many manufacturing companies — a shortage of skilled workers.

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