Learning While Earning in a High-Demand Field

CCM is offering individuals an opportunity to explore a well-paying career path in advanced manufacturing by taking part in paid, on-the-job training, this summer through its CareerAdvance USA apprenticeship program. Plus, for a limited time, CCM is offering little to no cost funding for the training to those who qualify.

The first step is to attend an Information Session, online, via Zoom, to learn more about participating in a four to nine-week-long boot camp. For about 20 hours each week, as early as this summer, students may acquire the basic skills of machine learning and safety in the college’s state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center (AMEC). Featuring the latest equipment in a high-tech environment, AMEC gives students the opportunity to learn advanced skills such as blueprint reading, benchworking, geometric dimensioning and tolerance, 2-D and 3-D computer-aided design, and computer-aided manufacturing.

Upon completion of the boot camp, students participate in on-campus interviews with local employers looking to hire one who can take part in an apprenticeship program that provides on-the-job training, while receiving related technical instruction at CCM’s Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center. While the apprenticeship program is offered at no cost, there is a $3,750 fee, plus the purchase of supplies, to take part in the boot camp. Currently, there are opportunities for scholarships, funding for those unemployed or underemployed, as well as structured payment options. All participants can gain college credit as well and eventually continue at CCM to pursue a college degree, if desired.

It is estimated that over the next decade the field of advanced manufacturing needs to fill 3.4 million jobs with most of those positions being related to the pending retirement of baby boomers. Along with good job prospects, the field pays well with an average starting salary of $65,000 to $85,000 plus benefits after completing an apprenticeship.

If you are curious about a rewarding career in advanced manufacturing, join a CCM Information Session, held virtually, and learn more. The sessions take place online, via Zoom, each Wednesday as follows:

  • June 8, 5 p.m.
  • June 22, 5 p.m.
  • July 6, 12 p.m.
  • July 20, 9 a.m.
  • August 3, 12 p.m.
  • August 15, 5 p.m.
  • August 31, 2 p.m.

In-person, tours of AMEC, are offered on Tues., June 14, Thurs., July 14 and Wed., August 10.

To learn more about CCM’s advanced manufacturing apprenticeship program, to register for an information session and receive the Zoom, and/or to register for a facility tour, go to www.ccm.edu/apprenticeships-careeradvanceusa/ or email CareerUSA@ccm.edu.