The long-term sustainability of the global manufacturing industry depends on the training and development of current and future employees. To invest and develop the skill sets of our next generation of employees, Mauser Packaging Solutions is launching a North American Apprenticeship Program in the fall of 2019.
Modeled after the successful European apprenticeship program currently used by our International Packaging business unit, the North American Apprenticeship Program will concentrate on developing mechanical and electrical skill sets over a three-year educational and technical training program. The North American program is a dual commitment between the apprentice and Mauser. The program provides apprentices education, paid in full by Mauser, and hands-on experience in exchange for a three-year employment commitment after the program’s completion. The company stands to benefit from both the apprentice’s time in the facility training and then as a full-time, fully trained, committed employee following the program.
“Our new apprenticeship program is an effort to provide a solution to the shortage of trained maintenance technicians. We have an abundance of internal knowledge and resources that we can use to recruit, train, and retain our US manufacturing workforce,” said Bruno Couteille, Executive Vice President of Human Resources.
North American apprentices will split their time between learning in a lab-training environment (classroom instruction) and hands-on application in the facility. Classroom instruction will account for approximately 60% of time with in facility work accounting for approximately 40% of time. Participants will be active employees in facilities during the program and can assist with maintenance tasks as part of their hand-on training.
Over the next several weeks, you will learn more about the International Packaging Apprenticeship Program in Europe and details around the new North American program.
"We have an abundance of internal knowledge and resources that we can use to recruit, train, and retain our US manufacturing workforce."