National Apprenticeship Week, November 15 – 21, is a celebration in the United States that brings together business leaders, career seekers, educational institutions, government leaders, and other critical partners to showcase the successes of apprenticeship programs. This week-long celebration highlights the benefits of apprenticeships in preparing a highly-skilled workforce to meet the talent needs of employers across many industries.
At Mauser Packaging Solutions, apprenticeship programs play an important role in maintaining and growing a sustainable workforce by training the next generation of employees. For over fifty years, Mauser Packaging Solutions has invested and trained hundreds of apprentices in Europe and launched a North American apprenticeship program in the fall of 2019. The North American Apprenticeship Program concentrates on developing mechanical and electrical skill sets over a three-year educational and technical training program while in Germany apprentices are accepted primarily as Industrial Clerks, IT-Specialists, or in Technical positions.
Mauser Packaging Solutions currently has 150 apprentices working in 20 offices and facilities around the world. The program leverages the expertise of current employees to train the next generation of employees. Benchmarked on the European dual education system, the apprenticeship program combines practice, theory, and on-the-job experience to train a skilled and competitive workforce. Upon graduation, apprentices are fully prepared to meet workplace demands.
“These apprentices are already making a difference in our facilities as they provide valuable assistance while receiving hands on training,” commented Jason Wasikowski, Technical Training Manager.
According to the US Department of Labor, there has been a 70% growth in new apprentices since 2011 and over 13,500+ new apprenticeship programs created in the last five years.
Contact us to learn more about apprenticeship opportunities