Apprenticeship Programs

Discover Modular Industry-Driven Apprenticeship Strategies (MIDAS)

The MIDAS Apprenticeship program addresses a growing national demand for qualified, advanced manufacturing workers by providing flexible programs for employers to upskill their incumbent workforce.

MIDAS features modularized sections that can be easily combined to meet or exceed registered apprenticeship program standards. Optional modules can be combined with existing programs or run as stand-alone programs for the development of specialty, non-technical skills.

Customizable Programs for Employers

Any of the below programs can be offered to employers wishing to upskill and train their incumbent workforce. 

Mechatronics Technician

Mechatronics Technician

12 Month Program
144 hours Classroom Instruction
2000 Hours On The Job
Topics include:
- Industrial Electricity
- Programmable Logic
- Fluid Power
- Mechanical Components
Certification: Association of Packaging & Process Technologies (PMMI)

CNC Technician

CNC Technician

12 Month Program
144 hours Classroom Instruction
2000 Hours On The Job
Topics include:
- Intro to CNC Programming
- Milling & Turning Centers
- Machining Fundamentals
Certifications: The National Institute of Metalworking Skills

Plastics Processing Technician

Plastics Processing Technician

12 Month Program
144 hours Classroom Instruction
2000 Hours On The Job
Topics include:
- Extrusion Level 1
- Extrusion Level 2
- Plastics Industry Essentials
Certifications: TBD

Plastics Injection Molding

Plastics Injection Molding

12 Month Program
144 hours Classroom Instruction
2000 Hours On The Job
Topics Include:
- Injection Molding Level 1
- Injection Molding Level 2
- Plastics Industry Essentials
Certifications: TBD

Industrial Manufacturing Technician

Industrial Manufacturing Technician

9 Month Program
110 Hours Classroom Instruction
1500 Hours On The Job
Topics Include:
- Manufacturing Skills
- Business Skills
Certifications : Manufacturing Skills Institute

Front-Line Supervisor

Front Line Supervisor

<1 Year Program Duration
50-70 Hours of Classroom Instruction
On The Job Training is Competency Based
Certifications: Institute of Certified Professional Managers (Certified Supervisor)

Project Management

Project Management

<1 Year Program Duration
50-70 hours of Classroom Instruction
On The Job Training is Competency Based
Certifications: Project Management Institute (Certified Associate in Project Management)

Business Skills Supervisor

Business Skills Supervisor

<1 Year Program Duration
50-70 hours of Classroom Instruction
On The Job Training is Competency Based
Certifications: Microsoft (Microsoft Office Specialist)

Additional programs for Light Metal Technicians and Biomanufacturing Technicians are in development.
Download our overview presentation to learn more about the curriculum and certifications for each program.

Take advantage of matching dollars, available today!

The US Department of Labor is committed to help close the skills gap in American manufacturing as soon as possible by offering matching training dollars towards MIDAS apprenticeship programs initiated by employers. Act quickly, the 50/50 match is available for a limited time.

What makes apprenticeships work?

Employer Involvement

On-the-Job Training

Related Instruction

Skills Gain Incentives

Recognized Credentials

Get in touch

If you’re an individual, get in touch with our team to talk about the pre-apprenticeship programs that are open to you. If you’re an employer, reach out and let us work with you to develop an apprenticeship program tailored for your company.

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