Using a unique apprenticeship program to help train underserved communities to learn advanced manufacturing skills such as 3D printing, we have just been given the opportunity to expand their approach even further. We have just been awarded with a whopping $4.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to help expand their apprenticeship model. We have already trained over 3,000 workers over the past five years, operating out of their home base
“This award recognizes a unique approach to apprenticeship building in West Virginia – praised by the DOL – that has the potential to be replicated across the nation and to address the growing skills gap in manufacturing,” said Charlotte Weber, Director and CEO. By supporting manufacturing technology training, we have been encouraging job creation, economic development, and innovation across West Virginia and, now, with help from this new grant, across the United States, too.