We're proud to announce that last week we emailed out the first edition of GCAMP Connects.
From Education to Employment
GCAMP and Wheeling High School invite you to join us for breakfast, student-led tours and discussions on workforce resources and info about new local and statewide program initiatives.
Check out these documents to learn about the Apprenticeship Advantage.
Far too often, we see the headline – “The manufacturing industry is currently facing a shortage of skilled workers.” Local Golden Corridor high schools have listened and have shifted “gears.” Previously they promoted college as the way to a rewarding career. Now, we see a shift to provide alternative career pathway options like Advanced Manufacturing. In most cases, Advanced Manufacturing does not require a bachelor's degree.
Apprenticeships have become an answer to many manufacturing companies struggling to fill positions. Most apprentices commit to an employer for three to five years. Long-term this results in on-the-job-training coupled with some classroom related instruction.
Local apprenticeship programs are housed at many of our local community colleges. Additionally, trade associations like TMA, as well as the German American Chamber of Commerce serve to support the success of these programs . We encourage manufacturers to partner these types of organizations to train and develop young adults.