The May 2019 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering magazine – a publication that helps manufacturing professionals enhance the productivity of their companies’ cutting and grinding operations – featured an interview with Virginia Rounds, Director of the ICATT Apprenticeship Program.
The skills gap is an ongoing concern for manufacturing companies looking to hire new talent. Employers struggle to find people who have the right combination of knowledge, experience, and capabilities to thrive in complex industries.For Hermle USA, Inc., investing in apprenticeships has been an effective way to close the skills gap and build a strong pipeline of talent over time.
Virginia Rounds, Director of the Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training (ICATT) Apprenticeship Program, will share her expertise during a panel at World Future Forum in Chicago on April 25. Rounds will participate in a round-table discussion on the topic of Apprenticeships and Work-Based Learning. She will lead the discussion on different apprenticeship models and what educators can look for to help identify the right program for their students.
As a home-schooled student growing up near the shores of Lake Michigan in Racine, Wisc., Daniel Crawford was used to thinking for himself and learning at his own pace. It wasn’t until he got the results of his high school equivalency exam that his confidence began to soar.
Virginia Rounds, Director of the ICATT Apprenticeship Program, will moderate a panel discussion about workforce issues at the first Indiana-Germany Business Conference on April 11. Hosted by the Indianapolis-Cologne Sister City Partnership Committee and Wunderbar Together, the conference will take place at the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites, and connect business and government leaders.
The ICATT Apprenticeship Program has received a $1.1 million investment to expand its reach over the next two years. ICATT is the leading apprenticeship program in the Midwest for manufacturers and high-tech companies, partnering with organizations in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.
When high school teacher Thomas Backes passed out Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training (ICATT) apprenticeship applications to his students at Cudahy High School in Cudahy, Wisc., he encouraged his students to really consider the career opportunity before them.
Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training (ICATT) continues its expansion by expanding its footprint into Nebraska and welcoming CLAAS North America and Graepel North America as the two newest ICATT Network Companies.
Companies that specialize in manufacturing or complex technologies face an ongoing challenge: helping new employees overcome a steep learning curve and become proficient in their jobs. And while high-tech companies undoubtedly employ team members with diverse skill sets and areas of expertise, doing and teaching are distinct skills. An expert is not always a natural…
ICATT Apprenticeship Program Launches New International Logistics Specialists & Freight Forwarding Apprenticeship
Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training (ICATT), the leading apprenticeship program in the Midwest for high-tech manufacturers and companies with complex technologies or logistics, expands their apprenticeship program with the addition of the International Logistics & Freight Forwarding apprenticeship.