NTMA’s mission is to help members of the U.S. precision custom manufacturing industry achieve profitable growth and business success in a global economy through education, technology, networking, programs, and services. NTMA-U was specifically designed by the association to be a cost-effective online program that is approved by the Federal Bureau of Apprenticeship approved for the related instruction training for a precision machinist and tool & die marker.
To help us achieve our mission and bring more offerings to our members, we have partnered with organizations across the country that provide resources and solutions to help you develop your workforce. If you have any questions or need more information on workforce development programs for your shop, please contact Jenny Stupica at email@example.com.
Tooling U-SME’s catalog of over 500 specialty online classes will enable NTMA members to unleash their workforce’s true potential and empower your employees with the skills and competencies they need to be more productive and engaged. Classes are fully aligned to industry standards and industry-backed certifications, including the American Welding Society (AWS) SENSE Level 1 standard; Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals Certification, Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT), and Electrical/Electronics Technology (EET) Certificate from Tooling U-SME; as well as other certifications from NIMS and MSSC.
Through NTMA’s partnership with Tooling U-SME, our members* will receive a 10% discount on their subscription plans and have access to more than 500 online classes with career-building and personal development topics such as:
- Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing
- CNC Programming
- CNC Operations
- Project Management
Click over to https://partners.toolingu.com/ntma/ for more information and how to register.
*Please note that only new Tooling U customer are eligible for the discount. Existing customers should reach out to their Tooling U contact for more information.
The Virginia Manufacturing Association was awarded a contract with the Department of Labor called Expanding Registered Apprenticeship Programs (ERAP) to expand apprenticeships across the country by assisting with the development of new programs and assisting with expansion through assistance through subject matter expert aid, recruitment help, and incentive funding. Their team is here to help NTMA members through every step if your shop wants to start or grow an apprenticeship.
Nationally, MSI is able to provide:
- Assistance in working on work processes (competencies)
- Assistance in finding related technical instruction providers
- Incentive funding
- Help with finding funding that can be braided/stacked with our funds
- Help with inputting standards and compiling all the information needed
- Working with state apprenticeship office to help with establishing an apprenticeship
- Recruitment and marketing strategies
For more information, visit https://manufacturingskillsinstitute.org/employers/#become-a-new-partner.
NTMA endorses the America’s Cutting Edge (ACE) program as a way to engage the next generation of machinists and create talent pipelines for the precision manufacturing industry. ACE is a national workforce training program supported by the Department of Defense (DoD) to restore the prominence of the U.S. machine tools sector.
The ACE training focuses on Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining fundamentals but is geared towards anyone interested in manufacturing, from high school students to experienced machinists looking to expand their skills. Both the 6-hour online course and the 32-hour in-person training require no prior experience and are offered at no cost.
For more information, please visit https://www.americascuttingedge.org/.