RTMA Secures Extra Related Instruction Incentive Funding for Registered Apprentices
Association Partnered with OptiPro & WDI for Mastercam Tuition Assistance
Rochester, NY – The Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association (RTMA) secured more than $5,000 in related incentive funding for local registered apprentices through a grant with the Workforce Development Institute (WDI). The funding assisted CNC Machinists, Tool Makers, Mold Makers and other apprentices participating in Mastercam training classes at OptiPro Systems in Ontario, Wayne County.
The RTMA was recently awarded the grant from the WDI’s Finger Lakes Regional Office. The funding assisted a half dozen companies in the nine-county greater Rochester and Finger Lakes region that sent a dozen manufacturing professionals to OptiPro for Mill Beginner, Mill 3D, Later and Wire Mastercam classes. Reimbursements totaled $5,500 which will allow companies to further invest in their apprenticeship programs.
“The RTMA is proud to partner with WDI and OptiPro to provide world-class related instruction at a significantly reduced cost for several local apprentices,” said RTMA Director of Workforce Development Rich Turner. “These funds were able to get apprentices valuable training that will assist them on-the-job and take them one-step closer to becoming a Journey Worker in their respective advanced manufacturing trade.”
OptiPro is a state-approved related training and instruction provider for companies that participate in the New York State Apprenticeship Program and offers a wide range of classes to accommodate students of all skill levels. You can find out more here – https://www.optipro.com/support-and-training/.
The WDI works to increase opportunities for New Yorkers to succeed in the workforce while earning a sustainable wage. The statewide organization partners with associations, employers, educational institutions and other partners on programs designed to train, educate and retain a productive workforce. You can find out more about the Workforce Development Institute here – https://wdiny.org/.
The RTMA is the nine-county regional sponsor for the New York State Apprenticeship Program and partners with more than 30 advanced manufacturing companies. By partnering with the RTMA, companies currently have access to grant funding which allows apprentices to complete related instruction at no cost. For more information, you can visit – https://www.rtma.org/apprenticeship or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (585) 510-6557.
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