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The type of advanced training program we need for manufacturing is an apprentice program, which trains people to become journeymen, like the training programs in Germany and Switzerland.
"Journeyman" is a good term to define a person with the multiple skills needed to be “highly skilled” in any field of manufacturing, whether it is as a pipe fitter, machinist, electrician, assembler or maintenance worker.
The key to this type of training is that the manufacturer must make the investment in a program that pays the workers while they are in training and provides a full-time job upon graduation.
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