Thomas Hacker is the president of C&L Supreme, a Midwest manufacturer of precision CNC-machined (also known as computer numerical control) components and assemblies. His company has had an apprenticeship program for about six years in partnership with the local Technology & Manufacturing Association.
“We’re a small business,” he says. “We don’t have the depth or personnel bandwidth to supply a classroom and other resources.” Through the TMA, however, the program has a hands-on training facility, trainers and a curriculum. Ultimately, the program provides credentialing for participants that meets National Institute for Metalworking Skills standards.
More with another TMA member Otto Engineering as well, HERE.