Local industry identified the Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) apprenticeship program as the best strategy to create the skilled workforce they need. Apprenticeships provide companies with employees learning new skills on the job. They also create growth and advancement incentives for employees to earn higher wages and advanced credentials. The Certified Production Technician program is the first component of the IMT apprenticeship program. It serves as a foundation to advance workers into higher-level careers.

Manny Cortez is an Industrial Manufacturing Technician apprentice. Recently, Manny shared about his experience and ongoing education opportunities through the program.

Hear Manny’s presentation at our press conference on June 28, 2018.