WASHINGTON, DC, 12/11/14 - Today, Alcoa, Dow, Siemens and The Manufacturing Institute launched the Apprenticeship Playbook, a “how to” guide to build a workforce-ready talent pipeline in communities across the country. The playbook release is a follow-up to The White House’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) 2.0 Report, “Accelerating U.S. Advanced Manufacturing.”
As part of AMP 2.0, Alcoa, Dow and Siemens have formed a coalition to build regional apprenticeship models and create an instructional playbook for other U.S.-based companies seeking to develop apprenticeship programs. The coalition developed a comprehensive apprenticeship playbook based on proven best practices and learnings across all three companies, which includes sample tools, real company experiences, and covers everything from workforce planning to ensuring that the program remains relevant.
The playbook is expected to be an important resource for manufacturers and their partners interested in the American Apprenticeship Grants competition that is expected to be announced by the U.S. Department of Labor.
The Apprenticeship Playbook is intended to provide relevant and helpful information to anyone interested in building an Apprenticeship program. The design of the tool is such that it can be used by small, medium and large manufacturers, and its success will be measured by its use and feedback from those who leverage the content. The Apprenticeship Playbook is published by The Manufacturing Institute, and Alcoa, Dow and Siemens have all committed to stay involved, provide counsel to those who request guidance, and support the broader development of the manufacturing workforce in the U.S.