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WHY CAN'T WE JUST SEND OUR EMPLOYEES TO OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE?

You can, and in the absence of other options, perhaps you should. But sending your employees to night-school isn't the same as a certified, supervised apprenticeship program .

APPRENTICESHIPS – VS. TRAINING PROGRAMS

For highly-skilled trades – like the machinist skill building programs CTMAA offers – apprenticeship offers several advantages over other training methods, including:

  • Cross-training and up-skilling your existing (junior) workforce

  • Improving employee-attraction and retention: all else equal – employees prefer employers who offer career advancement potential

  • Addressing the skills shortage from retiring and aging workers

  • Low cost: at $1,500/yr per apprentice, plus tuition books and fees of about $400 to $500 a year – a typical 4 year CTMAA apprenticeship is one of industry's best values

  • Recruiting higher-skilled employees is time-consuming, very costly and not always do you get the candidate you need on the first-try

  • CTMAA apprenticeships are supervised – we track college attendance, instructor and student performance; we track on-the-job supervision and performance, and we offer industry's leading certification programs – to assure your apprentice masters relevant skills that are critical to job performance

  • Offsite training, seminars or 'intensive study courses' don't offer the depth and breadth of experience of a 4-year program, 8,000 hours of on-the-job supervision, or over 500 hours of specialized classroom/shop instruction

CTMAA Apprenticeships are proven, with nearly 20 years of experience.

Through our predecessor organizations – California Tooling & Machining Apprenticeship Association, and California Automotive Apprenticeships – we've graduated several hundred apprentices.

We are certified by the State of California Division of Apprenticeship Standards – and by the US Department of Labor as a "Registered Apprenticeship."

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

We're happy to visit you and discuss both your training needs and how our programs might benefit you. Contact Dick Herman, VP Apprentice Programs – 415.828.9015 – or by email: contact@calmachinist.com