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AWT Apprenticeship Program Announcement

The Alliance for Working Together (AWT) Foundation would like to announce the beginning of the AWT Apprenticeship Program, which is a collaborative effort of the AWT Foundation, Lakeland Community College, Mentor Public Schools, Lake Shore Compact, and Auburn Career Center. Our community recognizes the need for skilled manufacturing workers and would like to strengthen our manufacturing workforce through apprenticeship training.

The AWT apprenticeship offers a reliable pipeline of skilled workers, customized training that meets industry standards, and increased knowledge transfer through on-the-job learning. AWT offers four different apprenticeship occupations
including precision machinist, tool programmer/numerical control, tool & die maker, and mold maker. The cost of enrollment in the AWT Apprenticeship program is $2,000 per employee per year and through the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation’s TechCred Program, employers who submit successful TechCred applications will be reimbursed up to $2,000 per credential when current or prospective employees complete their training. AWT Staff Members will even help your company navigate the TechCred application for training reimbursement. 

For more information or to enroll your employee in the AWT Apprenticeship today, contact Juliana Petti at or Rachel Metcalf at . Click the button below to read the full press release. 

AWT Apprenticeship Program Press Release

AWT Apprenticeship Program Overview

Want to learn how the AWT Apprenticeship Program works? Click the buttons below to view the AWT Apprenticeship Overview packet and the AWT Apprenticeship Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sheet for an in-depth look at the AWT Apprenticeship Program.
AWT Apprenticeship Program Overview Packet
AWT Apprenticeship FAQ

Ready to enroll your employees in the AWT Apprenticeship Program?

To help spur interest in your employees, we've attached an "AWT Apprenticeship Flyer" that you can hang in your company to advertise the AWT Apprenticeship. The first step in enrolling your employees is to have them fill out the application below and email it to Rachel Metcalf, AWT Program Manger at

AWT Apprenticeship Flyer
AWT Apprenticeship Application

TechCred Application Open

The TechCred application is now open until June 30th at 3pm, this program allows businesses to seek reimbursement for upskilling current and/or incoming employees. The AWT Apprenticeship Program is a TechCred eligible training program, below we've included specific instructions on how to seek TechCred reimbursement for the AWT Apprenticeship Program.

TechCred Information
TechCred Application
TechCred Reimbursement for AWT Apprenticeship Program

AWT Apprenticeship Program Webinars

 If you or your company would like to learn more about the AWT Apprenticeship Program first-hand, please join us for one of our Apprenticeship webinars on Friday, June 19th from 10:30am-11:30am or Tuesday, June 23rd 10:30am-11:30am via  Zoom. To register, please email Rachel Metcalf at

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