“Every minute you’re here, you’re getting trained.”
That’s the real-world perspective of Tyler Smith, a maintenance technician at West Pharmaceutical Services Inc., who is three-quarters into a four-year registered apprenticeship program.
Apprenticeships help companies train existing workers to fill skill 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 customize a program to meet your company's needs.
We do all the heavy lifting so companies can focus on what they do best, whether in manufacturing, healthcare, or clean energy programs. Our list of services is provided at one flat rate with no no hidden fees.
Customized development and delivery of training for apprenticeship programs.
Competency-based programs are created and customized to hone the on-the-job skills most needed.
Dedicated Apprenticeship Center staff handle registration requirements, paperwork, and database tracking as required for registered programs.
Innovative delivery options allow for simultaneous training at all of your locations, saving time and money while assuring all of apprentices receive consistent training.
Tailored delivery with schedules minimizes disruption and allows for future planning.
Regular meetings provide the opportunity to share best practices, address concerns, and ensure everything is running smoothly.
Small groups of apprentices from multiple companies can be placed together to form a consortium that spreads program cost to multiple organizations.
The Apprenticeship Center at Penn College seeks funding from multiple sources to offset program costs whenever possible and will work with companies to address their needs.
Fully developed programs are available for:
Plastics Process Technicians – Injection Molding or Extrusion
We can develop or customize programs to meet nearly any skills gap need!
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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.
As the program owners and builders, businesses are key stakeholders. They often work together through consortia or associations to share costs.
Mentors train apprentices through hands-on instruction in the workplace.
Companies collaborate with training partners to provide instruction on the technical competencies outlined for the program.
Wage increases and promotional opportunities are tied to specific benchmarks as apprentices advance through the program.
Registered apprenticeship programs are tied to industry credentials that demonstrates job readiness.
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.
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 email@example.com to learn more.
Learn about the important role apprenticeships play in addressing the skills gap, and how your company can start an apprenticeship program.
Learn how you can create a customizable apprenticeship program that works for your organization.
Learn more about our pre-apprentice program and how it may lead to a career in advanced manufacturing.
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.