Machine Operator Training Apprenticeship Program No Experience Necessary! Earn FREE College Credits!
Vermont HITEC | Swanton, VT
Vermont Precision Tools is a leader in the metalworking industry, providing customers with the highest quality products and services in the industry. To learn more about Vermont Precision Tools, please visit www.vermontprecisiontools.com. In order to better fulfill its mission, Vermont Precision Tools is significantly investing in the development of its future workforce through the Vermont ITAR Program.
We will be accepting up to twelve (12) participants for our eighth program. This session will feature 4 weeks of intensive fundamentals coursework and hands-on instruction. Successful graduates of this session will be offered full-time positions in an apprenticeship at Vermont Precision Tools as Machine Operators. The advanced program (4 week) commences 2 months from the end of the Fundamentals program at which time participants would already be employed and would be paid to go through the advanced program. Classes are held Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 4:00pm, with significant homework each night and on weekends.
These positions with Vermont Precision Tools may involve additional classroom education as part of a hands-on real work apprenticeship, led by staff mentors. These positions will start at $14.00 per hour. Apprentices will have the potential to earn $15.00 or more per hour after six months and $16.00 or more per hour upon the completion of a one-year apprenticeship and is based on performance. Further wage growth potential exists based on performance and overall growth within the organization. Overtime may be available, and the positions will also include a comprehensive benefits package as eligible.
The Vermont ITAR Program and the associated apprenticeship are funded in part with support from the US Department of Labor, the Vermont Department of Labor, and Vermont Precision Tools. For successful graduates, there is no cost associated with participating in the program. Each graduate will receive a certificate of completion from Vermont HITEC. Students are provided with all necessary materials to complete the education program, including textbooks and classroom supplies. Although there is no fee for the program, students will need to demonstrate that they are prepared to pay for their living expenses during the 4-week fundamentals program. Grants from the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) may be available to qualified Vermonters to cover these living expenses.
After successful completion of the Fundamentals and Advanced education programs, graduates may earn 24 college credits and be awarded a Certificate in Advanced Machine Tool Technology. Additional college credits may be available during the apprenticeship.
All interested applicants must apply online by visiting www.vthitec.org and clicking on the "Vermont Precision Tools ITAR Apply Now" icon. The deadline for applying to this session is Sunday, June 23rd. All interested applicants must also attend a mandatory Orientation Session being held on Monday, June 24th at the Vermont Precision Tools HITEC classroom in Swanton. Attendance at the event is mandatory for those interested in applying for participation in the program. You will be expected to arrive at the event promptly at 5:45pm and should plan to stay until 8:30pm.