UNION — Apprenticeship Carolina, an integral part of the SC Technical College System, announced this week that Santuc Precision has established a registered youth apprenticeship program for Machinist.
“Santuc Precision has a long history of innovation. We continually strive to meet the needs of changing industry, and that flexibility and responsiveness have led to our long-term success,” said Joe Hines, vice president at Santuc Precision. “This registered apprenticeship program is no exception. It is allowing us to respond to current and future workforce shortages over the next several years in an innovative and proactive way.”
An apprenticeship is a time-tested method of employee development that combines supervised on-the-job learning and job-related education. A program “registered” with the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) shows an employer’s visible commitment to developing a high-quality workforce that meets nationally recognized training standards. Registered apprenticeship programs also enable employees to receive incremental wage increases as they demonstrate new competencies throughout the training program. The youth apprenticeship program at Santuc Precision will combine on-the-job learning and job-related education through the Union County Career and Technology Center and Spartanburg Community College in the area of Machine Tool Technology. Initially, the program will sponsor one youth apprentice.
Since its inception in 2007, Apprenticeship Carolina has played a key role in growing apprenticeship participation across the state. The number of participating organizations has increased from 90 to nearly 750, and the number of apprentices has grown from 777 to almost 12,900. Youth apprenticeship programs have also increased. Currently, 22 counties have a registered youth apprenticeship program.
“The effectiveness of apprenticeship as a career development tool is becoming quite clear in South Carolina. Through the work of Apprenticeship Carolina, the number of companies with registered programs has grown exponentially. And, it shows no sign of slowing,” said Carla Whitlock, senior consultant for Apprenticeship Carolina. “This is especially true when it comes to youth apprenticeship programs. Companies are finding a value in partnering with local highs schools and technology centers to begin to build a workforce pipeline.”
About Santuc Precision
For more than 35 years, Santuc Precision has produced and delivered superior metal stamped and machined parts by deadline. Santuc Precision supports global industrial and manufacturing partners by focusing on their specific needs and delivering the highest quality products possible.
Santuc Precision is located at 101 Highpoint Drive, Union.
About Apprenticeship Carolina
An integral part of the SC Technical College System, Apprenticeship Carolina works to ensure all employers in South Carolina have access to the information and technical assistance they need to create demand-driven registered apprenticeship programs. Apprenticeship consultants are available to guide companies through the registered apprenticeship development process from initial information to full recognition in the National Registered Apprenticeship System. These services are available to South Carolina employers free of charge. Interested employers are encouraged to contact Apprenticeship Carolina at (803) 896-5287 or to visit www.apprenticeshipcarolina.com.
In cooperation with Apprenticeship Carolina of the SC Technical College System, Santuc Precision has established a registered youth apprenticeship program for Machinist. Apprenticeship are time-tested methods of employee development that combines supervised on-the-job learning and job-related education.
Located at 101 Highpoint Drive, Union, produces and delivers superior metal stamped and machined parts to global industrial and manufacturing firms. It is now offering a youth apprenticeship program for Machinist in cooperation with Apprenticeship Carolina of the SC Technical College System.