ThE Control Technician Apprenticeship Program

Bridging the Skills Gap: Training Florida’s Future Manufacturing Workforce

Increase Productivity | Train Talent | Retain Skilled Workers

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The Quality Control Technician (QC) program is a registered apprenticeship based on the framework from Tooling-U SME. 
Trains Workers on:
During the training period, apprentices follow a structured training plan that allows them to master occupational skills in the context of an employer’s organization and access theoretical content on demand through ToolingU-Sme's online Learning Management System. The competency based program is designed to provide a minimum of online self-paced165 Related Technical Instruction (RTI) hours. The coursework provides the essential technical knowledge and skills necessary to earn the SME Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA) credential. The (RTI) is supplemented by an additional 51 hours of ToolingU-Sme courses which are selected by the employer to meet their specific training needs.  The QC program also prepares apprentices for Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification.  
Employers identify priority areas and skills gaps to choose courses from multiple categories:

Foundational | Machining | Maintenance | Welding | Additive Manufacturing Stamping/Forming/Fabricating |Composites | Processing | Assembly/Final Stage Processes Design & Engineering|Leadership


Attract and Retain Talent

Registered apprenticeship programs can help you attract and retain talent. On average, employers see a 94% retention rate with apprentices 3 years post program completion. Retaining employees is more cost effective than continuously hiring and retraining.


Maximize ROI and create a pipeline of skilled workers.  The courses in the program can be customized by each participating manufacturer to reflect their specific needs, minimizing costs by cutting unproductive training expenses.

Increase Productivity

As higher trained employees are more able to execute tasks efficiently, they will produce higher quality work while reducing business costs. Skills learned on an Apprenticeship will increase your employee's ability to better do their job, enhancing their performance and ultimately your bottom line.

Upskilling for Career Advancement

Apprentices learn the skills that enable them to make valuable contributions at work while also being upskilled to take on more duties and responsibilities.  Apprentices earn an industry-recognized credential upon completion of the program.  The Related Technical Instruction (RTI) builds on the 165 hours body knowledge by providing employers the flexibility to add an additional 51 hours of courses to meet their training needs.


Successfully Build a Learn to Earn Culture

One way of improving employee retention and productivity is by building a workplace culture that offers upskilling and reskilling opportunities.  Developing a culture that supports learning to earn is an investment that helps your company capitalize on your workforce’s potential to drive engagement and productivity.

Flexible Competency Model

 A competency-based approach, involves successful demonstration of acquired skills and knowledge providing the employer a way to determine if apprentices have truly acquired the skills required for the job. The Production Quality Control Technician apprenticeship offers the needed flexibility for employers to customize courses that meet their training needs, and offers apprentices with flexible on-demand 24-7 online access to the learning platform. 


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