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Advanced manufacturing companies face complex workforce challenges in the world marketplace. Registered Apprenticeship is a proven solution for employers to recruit, train, and retain great manufacturing talent in good, quality jobs. In 2023, there were over 59,505 registered apprentices served in the advanced manufacturing industry, a 43 percent increase over the past 5 years.

“Through customized training, our apprentices build their skill sets working directly with our equipment, enabling them to become very efficient in supporting the Mack Trucks manufacturing facility as they progress through and complete the program.”

Thomas Gombos, Maintenance Manager, Mack Trucks Lehigh Valley Operations  

High-Demand Apprenticeship Occupations

Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Sprint

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During the recently completed Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Sprint, which was in alignment with the broader Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Sprint, the U.S. Department of Labor partnered with the White House, the U.S. Department of Commerce and other federal agencies to expand Registered Apprenticeships within advanced manufacturing, including clean energy, semiconductors, supply chain, aerospace, automotive and biotechnology sectors/occupations. 

View the White House Fact Sheet highlighting new commitments to Registered Apprenticeships and workforce development from the Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Sprint. 

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Advance Manufacturing-Related Industry Intermediaries

As partners of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) Office of Apprenticeship (OA), Registered Apprenticeship Industry Intermediaries are integral stakeholders in the effort to expand the number of Registered Apprenticeship opportunities across industries throughout the U.S. These partners increase awareness through industry outreach, connect employers and labor organizations with workforce and education partners, and provide technical assistance to launch and expand Registered Apprenticeship (RA) programs. Apprenticeship Industry Intermediaries are also tasked with helping apprenticeship sponsors refine recruiting, hiring, and retention strategies to increase Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) in Registered Apprenticeship programs.

To learn more about the Advanced Manufacturing-related Industry Intermediaries, view the fact sheets below:

Competency-Based Occupational Frameworks

In collaboration with the Urban Institute, we offer national frameworks for occupations in this industry that are consensus based, meaning they are drafted in cooperation with employers, educators, and other workforce and training experts. Employers and businesses can use these frameworks to fast-track the development of their Registered Apprenticeship programs. The frameworks are competency based rather than time based, meaning that abilities are emphasized over memorized knowledge or skills. The result is high-quality, competency-based occupational frameworks (CBOFs) that are freely available for all to use. CBOFs are available for the following occupations:

Advanced Manufacturing Industry Resources