Case Study: Hermle USA, Inc.

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.

New Podcast: German-style Apprenticeships in the U.S.

As part of The Big Pond podcast series, Rhoda Metcalf discusses the labor challenges U.S.-based manufacturers are facing and speaks with executives and apprentices from Diemasters Manufacturing, WITTENSTEIN, BBS Automation, and Herrmann Ultrasonics to get their experience and perspective on growing their own workforce through the ICATT Apprenticeship Program, the only program in the Midwest…

Leading the Way: Veterans in the Workforce

High-tech manufacturing companies are grappling with a vast talent shortage that is threatening the future of the industry. With a projected skills shortage growing to 2 million unfilled positions by 2025, manufacturers must invest in workforce development to ensure their future success. When recruiting new employees, manufacturers would be wise to tap into a talent…

Meet Two ICATT Apprentices

For Thomas Hein and Alexis Ojeda, the ICATT Apprenticeship Program has opened doors to life-changing opportunities. Hein is a current ICATT apprentice and Ojeda just graduated; both are learning valuable hands-on skills working at leading manufacturers, while also earning tuition-free associate degree aligned with their career goals. “Free college tuition, the pathway to the future,…