With a low unemployment rate, intense competition, and a sector that changes faster than you can say “workforce,” advanced manufacturing companies must get creative when it comes to training manufacturing professionals. To address these workforce challenges, the Orange County Regional Planning Unit and the State of California Division of Apprenticeship Standards works with companies to identify jobs that can be filled by highly competent individuals, regardless of educational background.
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Apprenticeship is an established practice in other industries for developing talent, combining classroom instruction and On-the-Job Training under the supervision of an industry professional. Apprenticeship reduces the need for expensive recruitment programs by creating a flow of candidates who are already screened and trained. The cost of wages for apprentices is less than that for regular employees. Additionally, apprentices who complete a program often feel a commitment to their work and loyalty to their employer. The advanced manufacturing apprenticeship program model has proven to be effective in training workers all across the nation.
Your Business, Your Design
The Division of Apprenticeship Standards works with industry to create standard job taxonomies for apprenticeable technical jobs that lead to a career in the industry. The program offers benefits to companies of all sizes. The Division assigns consultant staff to help you develop the training program you need to succeed. Additionally, apprenticeship programs qualify for a wide variety of subsidized training assistance.
Flexible Pool of Skilled Workers
Craft employee training to help you meet the needs of your industry.
Training vastly improves efficiency, production, and customer service.
Show your commitment to your employee’s future by investing in training. Apprenticeship programs reduce labor turnover and absenteeism through employee motivation to learn new job skills and advancement opportunities.
The Division has nearly 70,000 registered apprentices in over 600 training programs Statewide. California apprenticeship programs graduate nearly 8,000 apprentices annually.
Example advanced manufacturing career tracks may include, but are not limited to:
• Aerospace engineering and operations technicians
• CNC tool programmers and operators working with metal and plastic
• Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers
• Electromechanical equipment assemblers
• Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders
• First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers
• Industrial engineering technicians
• Industrial engineers
• Industrial machinery mechanics
• Industrial production managers
• Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers
• Maintenance workers, machinery
• Materials engineers
• Mechanical drafters
• Mechanical engineering technicians
• Metal and plastic patternmakers
• Team assemblers
• Tool and die makers
• Welders, cutters, and welder fitters
• Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders