North Carolina Triangle Apprenticeship Program (NCTAP) Meeting held at SCHUNK on September 26, 2013
211 Kitty Hawk Dr.
Morrisville, NC, 27560
Press release date: September 27, 2013
We have all heard it. There is an increasing skills gap in manufacturing, making good workers difficult to find. Now is the time for action.
Not long ago, in 2011, the manufacturing institute released its skills gap report which reinforced “the talent challenge that U.S. manufacturers face and warn(ed) of even greater skilled worker shortages in the near future” (www.themanufacturinginstitute.org). We have reached that ‘near future’ now and chose to take a proactive step towards closing this gap.
SCHUNK along with 6 partners: Allied Automation, Amcor Rigid Packaging, Buehler Aeroglide, Captiveaire, Madern USA, Superior Tooling, formed NCTAP, an apprenticeship program designed to develop experts needed in the modern workforce. An apprenticeship offers a unique start to a professional career.
“NCTAP provides more than just a degree. It opens up more career opportunities than people think of when they start the program” stated Lukas Schoenwetter, NCTAP’s Coordinator Partner Companies, at the monthly meeting.
The 4-year program, based in North Carolina's Triangle area, focuses on integrated basic training which develops technical, methodological, and social skills. The core training program gives apprentices an excellent opportunity to develop a wide range of skills with a hands-on approach.
NCTAP is affiliated with Apprenticeship 2000, a program in the Charlotte area with a proven track record, and with the NC Department of Commerce's Apprenticeship Training Bureau.
To learn more, please visit NCTAP’s website at www.nctap.org.
Alexandra Altvater, Marketing Coordinator SCHUNK
Tel. +1 919 767 2013
Jan Kuehne, Manufacturing Manager SCHUNK, Treasurer NCTAP
Tel. +1 919 767 1976