Pointe Precision Recognizes National Apprenticeship Week November 14 – 18, 2016

Pointe Precision, Inc. recognizes National Apprenticeship Week

November 14 – 18, 2016


WASHINGTONPointe Precision, Inc., in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, today announced that it will participate in National Apprenticeship Week November 14- 18, 2016 as part of the second annual National Apprenticeship Week.


Pointe Precision, Inc. has offered an Apprenticeship program for 20 years and has trained 40 students in fields such as CNC Machine Operation, Inspection and Deburring.


“Our apprentice program has truly transformed our company,” said Bonnie Meddaugh, VP of Administration. I highly encourage those in our business community to learn how they can establish an Apprenticeship program within their own organization.”


Apprenticeship is an “earn and learn” training model that combines work-based learning with related classroom instruction using the highest industry standards. According to the Bureau Director of State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards, companies that offer Apprenticeship programs can diversify their workforce, improve productivity and profitability, standardize training, reduce turnover, receive tax credits and more.


“While 75 years ago, the apprenticeship system began in construction and other skilled trades, today there are apprenticeships in more than 1,000 occupations, including careers in healthcare, IT, energy and more,” said Bureau Director of the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards. “The goal of the National Apprenticeship Week and open house events like this one is to educate businesses and leaders about the importance of Apprenticeship programs. These programs can lead to great jobs that also help positively impact our economy.”


The U.S. currently has approximately 375,000 apprentices working with more than 150,000 employers. Last year, President Obama established a goal of doubling the number of Apprenticeships within five years. The inaugural National Apprenticeship Week is one of several initiatives helping achieve that goal.


Dozens of ApprenticeshipUSA supporters and stakeholders have committed to participating and hosting events in support of National Apprenticeship Week.



National Apprenticeship Week is an opportunity for the Apprenticeship community to tell the story of apprenticeships and is an invitation to business and industry, education, career seekers, community based organizations, students, and workers to learn about the real world advantages of developing careers through adoption of the apprenticeship model.  Apprenticeship is for those who aspire to be great, lead in innovation and creativity, strive to innovate in business and industry, and recognize the value of combining paid on the job learning coupled with a substantial educational component to build generational greatness in careers and commerce.


WI DWD Apprenticeship Website: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/apprenticeship/

US Dept. of Labor Website: https://www.dol.gov/featured/apprenticeship

Pointe Precision Apprenticeships: http://pointeprecision.com/careers/