Workforce Development

Build An Expert Team And Empower Your Workforce

MassMEP works closely with manufacturers to equip teams for today’s manufacturing environment. By assessing your workforce’s current skill levels, we can identify areas of opportunity and determine a custom training program to develop effective employees and encourage continual growth. We work hand in hand with your team to implement our recommendations, ensuring you feel supported through the process and they are set up for long term success going forward.

Manufacturing Your Career

This resource will assist you in learning about manufacturing careers by connecting you with Massachusetts manufacturers

    • Learn about manufacturing careers by connecting with Massachusetts manufacturers.
    • Access links to company websites and information about their processes and products along with the types of outreach they offer to schools and students.
    • Discover opportunities for internships, co-ops, tours, entry level positions, and the right people to contact if you are interested in any.

MACWIC Credentialing Levels 1 & 2

The MACWIC Applied Manufacturing Technology Pathway is an advanced manufacturing certification and credentialing system. Dedicated to supporting manufacturing growth initiatives, this evaluation process enables employers to match candidates with the right competencies for each position – and reduce hiring costs in the process.

    • MassMEP offers the only industry-recognized credentialing system embedded within the Massachusetts Department of Education Vocational High School Machine Tool Technology curriculum guidelines.
    • In addition to high school students, MassMEP also provides MACWIC credential testing for a wide variety of continuing adult education programs, community colleges and prisoner re-entry training classes throughout the state.
    • Those MACWIC certified applicants with MACWIC Level 1 Certification also receive pre-apprentice certification from the Mass. Division of Apprentice Standards.
    • For more information, contact Emma Mailman, Marketing Coordinator emmam@massmep.org.

Tooling U-SME

Tooling U-SME is our online course offering, helping advance the next generation by supporting your organizational effectiveness with an expert team of skilled employees through employee development.

    • Take your training to the next level with Tooling U-SME.
    • Tap into the highest level of expertise in workforce development for your training needs.
    • Tooling U-SME works onsite with your human resources, management, and front-line team members to develop a business case for a training and development program, determine gaps in performance, and build a training strategy that delivers measurable ROI.

Apprenticeships

MassMEP helps manufacturers increase worker output and adapt to change through hands-on training and development. Recruiting, preparing and growing the talent base are among the most critical challenges facing manufacturers.

Apprenticeships are work-based training programs that allow employers to foster talent and grow their teams by giving employees hands-on experience in a structured environment. Apprenticeship programs registered with the Division of Apprentice Standards (DAS) can be run directly by employers or through sponsor organizations, such as MassMEP’s CNC Machine Operator Apprenticeship. Here are the steps you need to take to register a program.

Next Steps to Register

For industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, tech, and others, you should first decide if you want to sponsor an apprenticeship program yourself or work through an intermediary. If you are working through an intermediary, then you do not need to register with DAS. However, the intermediary should be registered with DAS.

See here for a list of registered Expansion Industries apprenticeship programs. Please review the list and reach out to a sponsor to get your apprenticeship registration process started.

If you are registering a new program without an intermediary, you’ll start by filling out Part 1 – Program Sponsor Registration and Part 2 – Apprenticeship Program Model of the Apprenticeship Program Application for Expansion Industries linked here. The form requires you to enter basic information about your organization and the person who will oversee the apprenticeship program. You’ll also need to provide information about which apprenticeship program model you’ll adopt. This is where you’ll define the skills and competencies that your apprentice or apprentices will learn and master on the job. As part of the initial registration process, you’ll also need to sign off on administrative, disciplinary and other policies required to run an apprenticeship program.

All forms should be emailed to apprenticeship@mass.gov.

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