Educators & Industry Join to Graduate Pre-apprenticeship Students

  • Date: September 26, 2019
  • Posted by:Jeannine Kunz, Chief Workforce Development Officer, SME

According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), apprenticeships show 56 percent growth since 2013. In 2018, nationwide, there were over 585,000 apprentices. This is a proven strategy for developing a workforce that is essential for the prosperity of the nation.

Manufacturing has long been an advocate of apprenticeship programs.

The results are clear: Read More.

Students, Parents and Industry Can Be on the Same Page about a Career in Manufacturing

  • Date: September 10, 2019
  • Posted by:Lori Byrne, Workforce Education Specialist, Tooling U-SME

The start of a new school year alerts educators to the numbers of students that have enrolled at their community or technical college across the country.

Declining enrollment is always a consideration. Nearly 60 percent of community college presidents reported that enrollment is down at their institutions over the last few years, ... Read More.