American Metal Works in Paintsville Creates New Apprenticeship Program

Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey joined officials from American Metal Works and the Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Paintsville to announce the creation of a new apprenticeship program. The first of its kind it the region, this CNC Programming apprenticeship will enable area apprentices to begin a 4-year Computer Numerical Control program at American Metal Works that will 2,000 on-the-job training hours and 144 classroom hours per year. Secretary Ramsey said the announcement represents how community leaders are taking note by coming together to benefit and prepare Kentucky workers for today’s economy. American Metal Works was started in 2016 by James Glass and Dennis Rohrer and is a small business manufacturer of parts for the aerospace, automotive, biomedical, defense, and manufacturing industries.

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