TPC Training Systems Witnesses Recent Upturn in Apprenticeship Program Interest Among Clients

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Recent survey issued to clients shows strong interest in apprenticeship training modalities for workforce qualification.

TPC Training Systems, Apprenticeship Programs, Industrial Workforce Training, Safety Training, Technical Training, Workforce Development

Apprenticeships are an investment from the company to train a new apprentice to be a highly skilled journeyman and mold them into the company’s culture.

New manufacturing workers are required to possess detailed, process-specific skills,” said Ki Choi. “Apprenticeship programs give clients complete control over their workforce’s training by blending on-the-job experience with classroom instruction.

Companies rooted in industry are experiencing a diminishing pool of skilled workers in the labor market and new survey evidence shows TPC’s clients are returning to apprenticeship programs to grow their own workforce. In recent history, apprenticeships have been a widely overlooked training method - one that has proven results at placing valuable and loyal workers on shop floors. TPC Training Systems’ clients are similarly realizing the potential of apprenticeship programs as TPC has seen a significant increase among clients interested in piloting apprentice training within their own workforce climates.

As skilled workers become more difficult to find, experts attribute a few reasons to why many manufacturers are having a difficult time hiring skilled workers with enough experience to begin working directly in manufacturing facilities. Many blame an apparent skills gap in the industrial sector caused by retiring baby boomers as well as low interest levels among high school graduates to pursue a career in a trade. An established apprentice program that leads new workers from basic skills to veteran practices keeps manufacturers competitive in the labor market by investing in their future workforce through using multiple training tools and offering competitive wages.

Often the industrial labor shortage is attributed to perceptions toward the manufacturing industry and expectations toward achieving a 4-year bachelors degree. However, today’s manufacturing environment is highly specialized requiring specific on computer systems and advanced fluid technology. These specialized working environments often require for custom training and process-specific documentation tools.

“New manufacturing workers are required by today’s companies to possess detailed, process-specific skills,” said Ki Choi, VP Training Solutions. “Apprenticeship programs give clients complete control over their workforce’s training by blending on-the-job experience with classroom instruction.”

Apprenticeships are an investment from the company to train new apprentices to be highly skilled journeymen and mold them into the company’s culture. These programs are successful because they give the trainee a way to enter the workforce while learning to perform the exact work required by the company’s standards. Trainees can also see clear career paths through the company as they progress through the apprenticeship. The training investment comes back to the company in the form of future employee loyalty.

For more information about TPC Training Systems, please visit http://www.tpctraining.com. You can also contact us at 800.837.8872.

About TPC Training Systems: TPC Training Systems is a privately held company, with headquarters in Buffalo Grove, IL. The leading provider of industrial skills and safety training solutions, TPC offers a variety of products and services that support clients’ technical and safety development needs. Only TPC offers a complete portfolio of training methods, including online, classroom, and on-the-job, to fit every need and budget. TPC’s training materials have been used at more than 40,000 client sites globally to train over 3.5 million workers.

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