Apprentice Power was formed to promote and advance the significant and diverse socioeconomic value propositions of associations and professional membership societies across the continuum of education, workforce and economic development. Apprentice Power focuses on the development of competency-based apprenticeship models and operates under the leadership of the Marshall University Research Corporation, the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing and a coalition of Power of A ambassadors and associations.
Grants are available to associations and employers in order to support the development of advanced manufacturing apprenticeships, which can include technology transfer, cyber security and impact investing career pathways. Apprentice Power works in collaboration with Helping Communities Work, a cyber security workforce development initiative led by Transmosis, a nationally recognized workforce intermediary. Transmosis enables companies to build a pipeline of skilled labor by helping individuals address skill gaps through state and federal training dollars. http://www.helpingcommunitieswork.org
Apprentice Power works to advance economic development across the United States through a process designed to utilize the interrelated capacities and capabilities of several high-growth industries. They include: advanced manufacturing (3D printing), cyber security, life sciences, biomedical, impact investing and public relations.
Apprentice Power recognizes an opportunity for associations and professional membership societies to facilitate the development and alignment of mutually-supportive apprenticeships. A unique human capital development model helps to increase and diversify the human capital endowment of the United States. The enterprise will also help to protect the nation's systems, networks and other assets and resources and contribute to the advancement of technology transfer and economic development.
Apprentice Power endeavors to establish cyber-secure regions and populate them with an abundance of diversely-skilled talent across advanced and emerging industries. The process can significantly broaden the economic development value proposition as relates to business attraction, retention and expansion. Apprentice Power will position technology transfer on this landscape as a catalyst for new facilities construction, foreign direct investment, impact investing and international exports.
Apprentice Power strives to tear down the silos that often hinder socioeconomic progress by creating a forum for collaboration among people who may not ordinarily communicate. The initiative supports diversity and inclusive economic growth and is committed to the development and deployment of human capital as a catalyst for the advancement of national security, economic development and global competitiveness.