AM: Scaling Apprenticeship Advanced Manufacturing grantees participated in the August industry group discussion. Participants discussed:

  • Using virtual and augmented reality to train apprentices in skills such as welding
  • How the Internet of Things plays into their individual SA grants. Some grantees are partnering with regional economic development organization to include the Internet of Things in Advanced Manufacturing
  • Finding tech-savvy apprentices. Some grantees are having trouble finding tech-savvy grantees and, therefore, are building in technology skills as part of the curriculum, such as Microsoft Word or internet navigation lessons