The Network to Host June 28th Registered Apprenticeships Info Session for Employers


Erie, PA – The Greater Oh-Penn Manufacturing Apprenticeship Network (The Network) will host an Employer Information Session regarding Registered Apprenticeships from 9 to 11 a.m. June 28 at the Manufacturer & Business Association, 2171 West 38th Street.

The Network, which includes manufacturers in 14 counties across Ohio and Pennsylvania, was awarded a $2.9 million grant focused on building local manufacturing apprenticeship programs. One aim of this grant includes registering 300 apprentices over the next 4 years.

The Employer Information Session will cover:

  • What a Registered Apprenticeship Program is.
  • The Benefits of a Registered Apprenticeship Program.
  • Grant Funding Available to Reimburse Training Costs.
  • The Group Sponsored Model vs Individual Programs.

According to the USDOL “87 percent of apprentices are employed after completing their programs, with an average starting wage above $50,000. The return on investment for employers is also impressive — studies from around the globe suggest that for every dollar spent on apprenticeship, employers get an average of $1.47 back in increased productivity, reduced waste and greater front-line innovation.”

Employers interested in starting, continuing, and/or advancing a registered manufacturing apprenticeship program are encouraged to attend. To reserve your spot please RSVP to by Friday, June 24.