UAW-International Union Skilled Trades Department

UAW-International Union
Skilled Trades Department
On Behalf of the Skilled Trades Membership of the UAW
A PROCLAMATION
WHEREAS, The International Union-UAW recognizes the urgent needs of Advanced Manufacturing to train and maintain the most highly skilled, highly trained workforce capable of meeting the needs of the industries in which we serve.

WHEREAS, The Institution of Registered Apprenticeship Programs has proven over millennia to be the most effective method for the transfer of traditional knowledge and skill from one generation to the next

WHEREAS, Registered Apprenticeship is the proven vehicle to incorporate training on new and emerging technologies for the Apprentice and the Journeyworker that will secure America’s future ability to sustain manufacturing industries in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.

WHEREAS, Recent U.S. economic circumstances and institutional educational focus have created a generational gap in the numbers of trained, available and future Journeyworkers to supply the immediate, short and long term needs of the Advanced Manufacturing Industries.

WHEREAS, registered and graduate apprentices understand the perseverance, technical aptitude, and teamwork required of the advanced manufacturing workplace as They strive each day to become more knowledgeable and capable through structured related technical training and on the job instruction.

NOW, THEREFORE, I RORY GAMBLE, PRESIDENT of the UAW INTERNATIONAL UNION, , call upon all local unions and their industry partners to take measure of their Current and Future Skilled workforce needs during:

NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP
AWARENESS AND APPRECIATION WEEK
NOVEMBER 8th - 14TH, 2020

I further call upon all UAW industry partners to recognize the purpose and value of Registered Apprenticeship Training and pursue industry awareness and expansion

IN SOLIDARITY,

RORY L. GAMBLE
UAW PRESIDENT

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2020 UAW Proclamation Skilled Trades