There will be a shortage of 3.4 million workers by 2030.
The MAT2 Apprenticeship Program helps manufacturing and technology companies tackle the skills gap by providing a nationally accredited approach – an educational model that ensures a future pipeline of qualified talent. MAT2 Apprentices are recruited and trained with the knowledge, skills and competencies that companies need.
The skills gap
Do you have a strategy to close it?
How we engage with
MAT2 Network Companies:
Customize company training plans based on industry-defined competencies
Assist with recruiting
Collaborate with colleges for classroom training
Provide program administration, management, and ongoing oversight
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OUR PROVEN APPROACH
Today’s Technology. Tomorrow’s Innovations. Your Company’s Future.
The MAT2 Apprenticeship Program is invested in your company’s future. Our team has spent their careers building an exceptional opportunity for advanced manufacturers to reverse the widening skills gap and loss of talent that comes with the aging workforce.
MAT2 Apprentices make an immediate contribution to their company. During the program, the value of the apprentice's contribution to production increases as they alternate between classroom instruction and on-the-job training.
“ZF has been a MAT2 employer since the beginning of the program, so I know that it can definitely meet employers’ needs for advanced, highly skilled technicians. Investing in the program is an investment in our company’s future, and I highly encourage other employers to consider joining the program moving forward as a way to help bridge their talent gap.” – Sophie Stepke, ZF Training Manager and MAT2 Strategic Steering Committee Chairperson
“One of the great things about hiring MAT2 graduates after their apprenticeship is that they’ve already been here for three years, and they are already comfortable within the environment and so they’re more effective. Our former apprentices are not afraid to speak up, and their input is valuable because of the experience they have.” – Brett Zmijewski of ZF North America