Focused on building a skilled workforce for advanced manufacturing, four industry experts discuss their experience establishing and managing a variety of education, training, credentialing and apprenticeship programs including ApprenticeshipUSA and German/Swiss approaches. Find out how competency-based apprenticeships can provide your company with a strong recruiting, hiring and ongoing training edge as well as prepare your company for the new career pathways brought on by additive manufacturing, the Industrial Internet of Things and machine learning. Moderated by Greg Jones, the panel includes:
Interim Executive Director, National Institute for Metalworking Skills
With more than 25 years of dedicated experience in precision machining, business/program management, education/training, and workforce development, Montez is currently serving as NIMS interim executive director. He has played an integral role in the development of NIMS standards and training materials as well as serving as a technical expert in the realm of competency-based apprenticeships.
Director, Skills Initiative Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training
The ICATT dual apprenticeship training program was established by the German American Chamber of Commerce® of the Midwest (GACC Midwest) in 2015. GACC Midwest’s mission is to promote the expansion of bilateral trade and investment between Germany and the United States via the official representation of German companies, membership and consulting services.
Principal, Kamm Consulting
Bryan leads an initiative on Florida’s Space Coast around apprenticeships in additive manufacturing for the aerospace industry. Kamm Consulting is the result of a lifetime career learning about the dual education systems in Germany, Switzerland and Austria (that blends academic theory with practical hands-on learning) and experiencing first-hand the difficulties in implementing Germanic Apprenticeship Programs in the U.S. He will explain the European standards now available in the U.S. through the Joint Declarations of Workforce Training signed between the U.S., Germany and Switzerland.
Greg leads AMT’s effort to build a better educated and trained workforce (Smartforce) for the advanced manufacturing industry vital to the economic health and national security of the United States. Greg forges relationships with like-minded industry, education and government organizations to develop and promote Smartforce programs including ApprenticeshipUSA. In his role at AMT, Greg is a member of the NIMS Board of Directors. Greg’s team produces the Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, (held every two years in Chicago, Ill.) and owned by AMT. The student summit provides hands-on activities to encourage young people to seek a post-secondary education in STEM and a career in manufacturing. The tenth edition of the student summit at IMTS 2016 welcomed a record number of 17,000 students, teachers, and parents. In 2001, Greg was part of the executive team that launched ToolingU, the industry’s leading e-Learning initiative. At AMT, Greg’s team manages the Certified Manufacturing Technology Sales Engineer (CMTSE) program, MT University online technology fundamentals classes, and AMT’s job board, MT Careers.