Registered apprenticeships are a formal “earn as you learn” contract between employers and employees. In order to register an apprentice program, manufacturers need to provide (per year):
a.) 144 hours of classroom instruction
b.) 2,000 hours of structured, monitored on-the-job training.
(www.learnCNCskills.com Levels 1 and 2 can be used for 61 hours of training*)
Even without a registered apprentice program, manufacturers can benefit from structured, monitored On-the-Job Training (OJT). The MACWIC CNC Machine Operator Apprentice Program is a one-year apprenticeship conducted in conjunction with a MA manufacturer. The MACWIC sponsors the program and provides a written OJT plan for the apprentice. More advanced apprenticeship training can be “stacked” on the base year to develop a more highly trained worker.