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Cleveland: The Response to the Skills Gap Issue: Apprenticeships!
November 14, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EST
The Cleveland Warburg Chapter will host a discussion and luncheon with Torsten Schimanski, Director of Open Enrollment Training for the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP).
There is no charge to attend this event.
RSVP here by November 13.
Torsten Schimanski is the Director of Open Enrollment Training for the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP), a non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement and success of manufacturing companies in NJ. Before joining NJMEP, Torsten served as the Head of Training & Leaning Center for Festo Didactic, a global player in the field of Industrial Automation and Education. With his focus on continuing education, Torsten’s particular experience is within the field of apprenticeship program development. Being a true advocate for dual-education paid-apprenticeship concepts he started his personal career with an apprenticeship in banking and finance in Germany. Torsten has implemented pre- and paid-apprenticeship programs in the US. In 2017 he received the prestigious Impact Award from the New Jersey Technology and Engineering Association (NJTEEA). Torsten Schimanski is a New York resident for about 10 years, animal lover who also enjoys motorcycles, Vespas and road cycling.
Abstract: Apprenticeships can be the solution to most recent issues in workforce development if implemented correctly. This presentation contains several experiences describing the implementation of such programs from the manufacturing industry and explains why one of the biggest hurdles is the word “apprenticeship.”