Candidates for Pre-Apprenticeship:
As you begin searching for candidates you may come across individuals with interest and potential, but not enough exposure or experience to manufacturing to currently be hired by your company. Keep in mind that you can refer these individuals to the Manufacturing Readiness Program.
The Manufacturing Readiness Program was created as a pre-apprenticeship course to prepare individuals for entry-level manufacturing positions. The class is conducted over seven weeks and participants earn seven nationally recognized credentials. Weeks one and two focus on work readiness and contextualized remediation, including: workplace skills, personal effectiveness, math and reading remediation, goal planning, team building, resume and interview workshops. Weeks three through six focus on technical training based upon the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Manufacturing Skill Standard Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT) curricula. Individuals successfully completing this program will earn nationally-recognized and transferable credentials (WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate, OSHA-compliant 10 hour safety for general industry, and the MSSC CPT).