Autocam Medical was recently approached by WGVU to discuss their Apprenticeship Program and the other career opportunities that exist with the company.
Their year-round Apprenticeship Program requires students to complete over 700 hours of classroom instruction over a period of 90 weeks. Apprentices are employed by Autocam Medical, maintaining a full work schedule during the training period. In addition to CNC Machinist certification, the course of study also covers the necessary schooling required by the Federal Department of Labor for students to receive a certified Journeyman card and puts them on the path to receive an associate degree, earning 27 college credits.
“Our Apprenticeship Program is quite uncommon. In addition to the specialized training that our students receive, we pay for 100% of their college tuition and provide them with a full-time job while they are receiving training,” said Kristy White, HR Director for Autocam Medical. “Like all of our full-time employees, apprentices also receive a competitive salary, quarterly bonus incentives, a generous 401K match, and a premium-free health plan,” she added.
“Besides those interested in joining our Apprenticeship Program, we encourage anyone that’s seeking a rewarding career opportunity to consider applying at Autocam Medical,” she added. “We have continued to experience dramatic growth despite the pandemic, and we are expanding our footprint in West Michigan with a new plant in Kentwood. The new facility will create 250 jobs, and we will be increasing our hiring efforts throughout the coming year.”