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TGW Systems announces new paid apprenticeship program

Working with the United States and State of Michigan Department of Labor, TGW initiates one of the first company-based Mechatronics paid apprenticeship programs in the US that focuses on the underemployed and military veterans.

TGW Systems, a major supplier of Automated Material Handling Systems throughout the world announces that its US subsidiary, located in Grand Rapids, MI, has worked with the United States and Michigan Departments of Labor to initiate one of the first company based Mechatronics paid apprenticeship programs in the US that focuses on the underemployed and military veterans as opposed to recent high school or college graduates.

The apprentices are selected based on previous work experience and education (military, trade school, college courses) that will allow them to rapidly grasp the theoretical as well as the practical aspects of the program.

Training consists of self-paced learning, instructor led classes, CBL (computer based learning) as well as significant OJT (on the job training) within the various departments within TGW Systems. TGW has also established partnerships with several local Community Colleges.

The program for each apprentice will last approximately 16-24 months dependent on the previous experience of the individual and how rapidly they move through the program. Once they have completed the program, the newly certified Mechatronics Technicians will have the opportunity to utilize their skill sets with one of the various departments within TGW depending on their preferences and the needs of the departments.

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