ASUMH marks National Apprenticeship Week with two events

Photo: Ethel Still, ASUMH Student/Apprentice

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, Arkansas State University-Mountain Home is hosting two events. On Monday a luncheon for employers and students was held. The event featured two apprenticeship students as guest speakers. Ethel Still spoke to industry leaders, high school students, and ASUMH administrators at the luncheon. Still is an apprentice in the mechatronics program.

A second event is scheduled for Wednesday evening at 5:00 at the ASUMH Technical Center and will also feature student speakers and refreshments.

Thousands of manufacturers across the U.S. and global competitors use the Registered Apprenticeship training model to recruit, train, and retain workers with the right skills. This national system of industry-driven on-the-job training delivered through partnerships with companies and educators is helping create business solutions in the Twin Lakes Area.

To recognize such programs, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta declared the third annual National Apprenticeship Week to be held November 13-19. Apprenticeships provide demand-driven education, allowing apprentices to earn while they learn – helping to close the skills gap between the skills job creators seek and job seekers need.

For more information on ASUMH's apprenticeship programs, contact Janel Cotter, Director of Workforce Development at ASUMH by calling 870-508-6133.

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