For the second consecutive year, Illinois Consortium for Advanced Technical Training (ICATT) Apprenticeship Program is sponsoring and participating in the Veteran Career Summit to help companies develop, grow, and enhance their veteran workplace initiatives.
The American workforce is at a pivotal moment, as more baby boomers move into retirement and younger generations of workers step up to take their place. Companies from all industries are now facing this challenge, and smart business leaders are planning ahead to smooth the transition, preserve institutional knowledge, and train up-and-coming leaders.
For these four apprentices, the ICATT Apprenticeship Program has opened many doors to life-changing opportunities. Nicholas Christensen, Nolan Patterson, Trevor Bazan, and Daniel Crawford are all ICATT apprentices working as Regional Service Technician Trainees at Krones, Inc.
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 its college base to twelve colleges and welcomes Richard J. Daley College to their network.
The fall cohort is just around the corner and one of Maine West High School’s students made the decision to become an ICATT Apprentice.
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.