As part of the Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) Apprenticeship’s first graduating class, Cassandra Patterson shares her experience with the program and how it is helping her advance in her career. The IMT Registered Apprenticeship focuses on increasing the pipeline of highly qualified and diverse individuals prepared to enter middle- and high-skilled occupations within the growing manufacturing sector. It is a 3,000-hour apprenticeship that trains entry-level workers for IMT positions and promotes their career advancement and standing in higher-skilled apprenticeships. WRTP | BIG STEP provides direct services to employers and apprentices and serves as a clearinghouse, offering e-libraries that aggregate best practices in apprenticeship design and implementation, providing access to information and resources, and offering technical assistance to industry stakeholders.

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