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Apprenticeships are a proven way to meet the increasing demand for a highly-skilled workforce.

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Apprenticeships are for companies to train existing workers to help fill skills gaps. Whether you're a big company looking to establish your own apprenticeship program or a smaller company with just a few employees, looking to join with other companies, Workforce Development at Penn College will customized a program to meet your company's needs. 

Companies may choose a delivery model that works best for them: remote delivery, on-site, or at Penn College. This customizable model is flexible enough to meet the demands of nearly any company in any industry. In order to address the challenges faced by manufacturers due to the skills gap, apprenticeships have been increasingly stressed by employers and policy makers. Penn College provides flexible, innovative approaches to the Related Instruction component of programs, yielding the highest caliber of training with minimal disruptions to workflow. And with numerous options for employees to pursue degrees in nearly any apprenticeship related field, the benefits to employees are extensive.

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MIDAS Apprenticeships

MIDAS Apprenticeship programs are designed to expand accessibility and flexibility for advanced manufacturing companies. Modularized sections can be easily combined into programs that meet or exceed registered apprenticeship program standards. Optional modules can be combined with existing programs or run as stand-alone programs for development of specialty, non-technical skills.

Occupations for MIDAS programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Mechatronics (shown in graphic)
  • Industrial Manufacturing Technician
  • CNC Precision Machinist
  • Plastics Process Technician (Injection Molding or Extrusion)

There are five essential components of apprenticeship programs.

Business Involvement

As the program owners and builders, businesses are key stakeholders. They often work together through consortia or associations to share costs.

On-the-Job Training

Mentors train apprentices through hands-on instruction in the workplace.

Related Instruction

Companies collaborate with training partners to provide instruction on the technical competencies outlined for the program.

Skills Gain Incentives

Wage increases and promotional opportunities are tied to specific benchmarks as apprentices advance through the program.

Nationally Recognized Credential

Registered apprenticeship programs are tied to industry credentials that demonstrates job readiness.

Consider a Consortium

Many companies exploring the possibility of apprenticeship programs incorrectly assume they require large numbers of employees in a given occupational category in order to proceed. The reality is that many companies beginning apprenticeships start with fewer than a dozen apprentices. They are members of the growing number of consortia that leverage the power of combined grouping to make apprenticeship formation easier and more affordable. Penn College has considerable expertise in consortium training with curriculum and delivery models specifically designed for group delivery.

  • Train multiple locations simultaneously
  • Save money through shared cost
  • Reduce travel expense with Penn College’s iris delivery
  • Minimize administrative burdens

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Develop an Apprenticeship Program


an Apprenticeship Committee


the Occupation/ Job Series


On-the-job Learning Competencies


a Related Instruction Curriculum


Apprenticeship Standards

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Penn College is a leader in apprenticeship programs. Our dedicated staff of professionals will guide you and your company through the process of developing and implementing a program customized to your company's needs. Contact us at to learn more.

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The Penn College Pre-apprenticeship model provides an overview of the foundational technical knowledge and skills in an industry sector. The pre-apprenticeship is intended for individuals who are exploring a career path prior to entering employment or training.

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