NAM Incentives Available for Apprenticeships
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Manufacturing Institute have partnered with the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) on a project focused on apprenticeship. NIMS was recently awarded a U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) contract to expand registered apprenticeships across all sectors of manufacturing.
As part of that contract and a larger effort to increase the use of apprenticeship, USDOL has agreed to an important change in the registered apprenticeship rules. Through the NIMS contract, USDOL is now offering direct monetary support to companies or organizations that create or expand a registered apprenticeship program. Specifically, up to $500,000 in incentives are available to support companies and organizations with the program training component.
NIMS staff members are available to assist companies interested in creating or expanding apprenticeship programs. To learn more, visit www.mfgapprenticeship.com or contact the NIMS apprenticeship team at [email protected].