Additive manufacturing (AM) organization America Makes along with the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI has launched a framework for a new AM/3D printing technician registered apprenticeship.

The new framework is for employers in the US to develop and customize AM/3DP apprenticeships.

‘Today across the United States, there is a great need for highly skilled workers in advanced manufacturing positions, particularly for those new occupations within the additive manufacturing industry,’ said Vicki Thompson, America Makes workforce and education lead. ‘The goal of the Apprenticeship Works Program by RCBI is to expand the nationwide availability of apprenticeships overall with a specific goal of increasing advanced manufacturing apprenticeship opportunities.

‘With the creation of the AM Technician Registered Apprenticeship framework, together RCBI and America Makes, working in conjunction with the America Makes membership community, have developed an invaluable, industry-vetted framework to help US employers offer customizable curriculum and training programs to establish registered apprenticeship opportunities within their organizations,’ she added.

The framework provides an outline of what an apprentice will learn on the job and throughrelated training.

This story is reprinted from material from America Makeswith editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.