We have the resources to help your company design, launch, and ensure success of adult apprenticeship programs within Advanced Industry and Manufacturing sector firms including our newly released Registered Apprenticeship Employer Playbook. The playbook is intended to aid employers during the planning and development processes to establish and launch programs under the LIFT Initiative Registered Apprenticeship model. Click here to view the playbook.
Through the Labs for Industry Futures and Transformation (LIFT) Initiative grant, the LIFT Apprenticeship Program connects regional firms with program development resources to implement best-in-class registered apprenticeship program focused on Industry 4.0 and Digital Transformation enabling middle-skill and technician-level roles. Occupations within industrial maintenance, machining, robotic welding, CNC/PLC programming and more are eligible to utilize a $1.1M apprenticeship training fund managed by the South Bend - Elkhart Regional Partnership. Employers also benefit from the support of the Northern Indiana Workforce Board, serving as the intermediary sponsor to the U.S. Department of Labor, ensuring adequate program supports are provided from design through full implementation during program lifecycles.
Currently, companies have launched apprenticeship programs in Industrial Maintenance, Machine Tool Technology, Robotic Technology and Machining, and Computer Numerically Controlled Operation.
Program leads are the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership and the Northern Indiana Workforce Board. Additional partners included education training providers such as Ivy Tech Community College South Bend – Elkhart, Purdue Polytechnic Institute South Bend, and the Recreational Vehicle Technical Institute.