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,…

Case Study: Richard Wolf Medical Instruments

Richard Wolf Medical Instruments, a leading manufacturer of technologies for endoscopic diagnosis and therapy, has a long history of training apprentices at their parent company in Germany. It was a natural fit for the manufacturer to become an ICATT Network Company, offering apprenticeships for advanced manufacturing technicians. “I was an apprentice myself,” said Director of…

Meet ICATT at IMTS 2018

Hosted every other year in Chicago, the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) is the leading manufacturing technology and machinery trade show in North America. The ICATT Apprenticeship Program is a proud participant in IMTS 2018, which will be held at the McCormick Place convention facility from September 10 to 15. What to Expect from IMTS…

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Upward Trajectory for ICATT Apprentices

In our latest video, we discuss the importance of ICATT Apprentices having the opportunity to progress in their career. Through the program, apprentices learn skills they can use in any advanced manufacturing position, giving them the ability to pivot and progress along with the industry. Ultimately, with these skills, every apprentice has the opportunity to…

ICATT Apprenticeship Program Expands Network to St. Louis Metropolitan

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 network to St. Louis Metropolitan. As the ICATT Apprenticeship Program continues its record growth in 2018, this expansion provides the program the opportunity to serve a previously underserved region…