Benefits to Employers
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 with 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: firstname.lastname@example.org