BBS

How to Determine if Your Apprenticeship Program is Successful

In recent years, the manufacturing industry has been facing an enormous obstacle to profitability and productivity: unfilled high-tech jobs. Companies are struggling to attract, train, and retain new talent, and these vacancies result in soaring financial losses. Staff shortages lead to costly and far-reaching repercussions for manufacturers, including unplanned downtime, worker overtime, and high turnover.…

Companies Join Forces to Elevate Veteran Career Initiatives During a Moderated Roundtable

Three organizations have partnered to sponsor a roundtable, The Value of Integrating Veterans into Your Workforce & Strategies for Mutual Success. Hosted by Exegestics, ICATT Apprenticeship Program, and York Solutions the event will be geared toward CEOs, HR professionals and veteran service organizations and will highlight the value of developing a veteran’s workplace initiative including…

ICATT Apprenticeship Program Exams

For high-tech manufacturers and companies, a pipeline of highly skilled talent is essential for long-term growth and profitability. But U.S. manufacturers are facing a serious shortage of workers equipped with the skills they need most; according to one study, the skills gap will lead to 2 million unfilled jobs in the industry by 2025. Following…

ICATT Network Company Wins Prestigious Award

Endress+Hauser, an ICATT Network Company with U.S. headquarters in Greenwood, Indiana, has been honored with the prestigious 2018 HERMES AWARD for exceptional innovation in industrial technology. Endress+Hauser’s product is iTHERM TrustSens, a hygienic and compact thermometer with a self-calibrating sensor. Germany’s Federal Minister of Education and Research, Anja Karliczek, presented the award to Endress+Hauser at…

BBS

Indiana Creates New Office of Apprenticeships

Earlier this year, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed an executive order creating the state Office of Apprenticeships and Work-Based Learning. The new office will be part of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and focus on increasing the number of state residents who participate in apprenticeship programs. The Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training (ICATT)…

Improving Retention with Effective Employee Onboarding

Improving Retention with Effective Employee Onboarding

While manufacturing companies are facing a severe workforce shortage, the ICATT Apprenticeship Program is partnering with companies to tackle the skills gap by providing a sustainable solution that produces a pipeline of talent over time. The program helps recruit candidates, works with the manufacturing company on effective training, and facilitates the investment between the company and apprentice.