There will be a shortage of 3.4 million workers in the next 10 years.
The ICATT Apprenticeship Program helps high-tech manufacturers and companies with complex technologies or logistics tackle the skills gap by providing a workforce development strategy – a sustainable solution that provides a pipeline of talent over time. ICATT Apprentices are recruited, qualified, and guaranteed to learn the skills that companies need and want.
The skills gap
Do you have a strategy to close it?
How we engage with ICATT Network Companies:
Develop customized company training plans based on industry-defined competencies
Assist with recruiting
Offer “Train the Trainer” programs
Collaborate with community colleges for classroom training
Prepare and administer ICATT Apprenticeship Program Exams
Provide program administration, management, and ongoing oversight
How we engage with ICATT Apprentices:
Recruit and screen applicants
– High school diploma or GED
– Pass a 2-year college entrance exam
Manage skills and knowledge testing after years 2 & 3
Oversee and manage certifications
Provide ongoing program oversight and support
Interested in becoming an ICATT Network Company? Fill out the form below by Tuesday, June 30th to apply!
“Workforce Development is evolving into finding resources that are currently not in the workforce instead of fiercely competing for those that are. This means starting in the high schools and developing students into the next generation workforce. The apprenticeship program is beneficial to both the student and the company. Graduating students obtain a near-debt-free degree and the company obtains a ‘career-ready’ employee.”
Tony Velotta | Organizational Development Leader | Scot Forge
“The apprenticeship pathway is an excellent choice for young adults wishing to pursue a career in manufacturing. Our company, in partnership with ICATT, can give students a clear career direction, debt-free education, living wage, and tenure within an organization that values them as a trainee, employee, and as a person.”
Lisa Browning | Human Resources Manager | Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corporation
“WITTENSTEIN has always trained their own people, typically through structured programs like the ICATT Apprenticeship Program. When you do that, you create an excellent skilled workforce. If you train your own employees based on a standard curriculum, you’ll have people with excellent skills who know your company. And when they’re done with their training, they can start right away.”
Anna-Katharina Wittenstein | Chairwoman of the Board | WITTENSTEIN holding corp.
“As an employer I didn’t know where to get started, and ICATT just brought it all together .”
Linda DiFiore | Manager, Plant Human Resources | Silgan Closures