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nth/works partners with Kentucky Labor Cabinet to Pilot Manufacturing Apprentice Program

June 18, 2013

Louisville manufacturer nth/works joins other local employers to pilot a new apprentice program created by the Office of Career and Technical Education and the Kentucky Labor Cabinet.

LOUISVILLE, KY (PRWEB) June 18, 2013

nth/works, a precision manufacturer and engineering company, is the latest employer to join the Tech Ready Apprentices for Careers in Kentucky (TRACK) program, a new state curriculum designed to train students in manufacturing technology. Beginning this fall, eleven state Area Technology Centers and Locally Operated District Centers will work with employers like nth/works to start filling Kentucky´s skilled labor gap.

“We´re proud to give Kentucky students a hands-on start toward their journeymen careers,” said Tom Hudson, CEO of nth/works. “In addition to core trade skills such as metal fabrication and engineering, the program also trains students in health and safety — something that´s been a major focus for us since our founding.”

Students accepted in the program will be assigned to an instructor or journeyperson for six months of on-the-job shop training. The training program focuses on safety, operation of machines, material selection, job planning, tool selection and other related processes.

nth/works was selected based on the success of its recent apprentice program with Jeffersontown High School. Started in 2012, the nth/works apprentice program provided five juniors and seniors with hands-on, paid training in areas like tooling engineering and automation.

For more information or to find out how to apply, call nth/works CEO Tom Hudson at 502-479-0816 or email nth/works Human Resources at alanna.frodge(at)nth-works(dot)com.

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