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MKD Electric Celebrates 2019 National Apprenticeship Week
MKD Electric, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), will celebrate National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), November 11-17, 2019. NAW is a nationwide celebration to showcase the opportunities that apprenticeships offer for Americans to develop work experience and skills that employers value. The fifth annual NAW will take place November 11-17, 2019, at hundreds of events across the country.
MKD Electric has offered a DOL-certified Apprenticeship program for over 9 years and has trained scores of Team Members as industrial electricians.
“Our apprentice program has truly transformed our company,” said Michael Wesa, VP. “Since founding it in 2010, we’ve seen our business grow, our productivity skyrocket and our employee turnover significantly decrease. By building our own “farm team,” we can ensure that, from the very first day, our apprentices are learning the skills necessary to be productive and safe in some of the most challenging industrial environments.”
- Nationwide, more than 150,000 employers and organizations benefit from apprenticeships.
- 94% of apprentices retain employment after completing an apprenticeship program.
- Workers who complete apprenticeship programs earn $300,000 more than their peers who don’t.
- Apprentices earn while they learn, reducing the potential to take on debt.
MKD Electric is committed to helping Americans learn skills for jobs in the industrial marketplace. Join us as we celebrate the 5th annual National Apprenticeship Week!
ABOUT MKD’S DOL-CERTIFIED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
Our rigorous, five year U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship Training certified program has been customized for the industrial electrical market. It all begins with an intensive 6-week, full-time, paid, in-house boot camp to ensure our new team members are safe and productive. The remaining four years of apprenticeship includes weekly classroom instruction and “hands-on” lab work at the MKD Training Center, as well as documented on-the-job training with journeymen industrial electricians, foremen, and superintendents.
ABOUT NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK
National Apprenticeship Week is an opportunity for the Apprenticeship community to tell the story of apprenticeships and is an invitation to business and industry, education, career seekers, community-based organizations, students, and workers to learn about the real-world advantages of developing careers through the adoption of the apprenticeship model. Apprenticeship is for those who aspire to be great, lead in innovation and creativity, strive to innovate in business and industry, and recognize the value of combining paid on the job learning coupled with a substantial educational component to build generational greatness in careers and commerce.
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