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AccuRounds Team Member Completes Massachusetts Apprenticeship Program

06/25/2020

An AccuRounds team member completed a one year Massachusetts Apprenticeship Program for Advanced Manufacturing. Anderson Varela has been employed at AccuRounds as a CNC machinist since April of 2019. Shortly after he started working at the company, the opportunity for the apprentice program was presented and Varela was eager to participate.

Apprenticeships are work-based training programs that allow employers to foster talent and develop their workforce by giving employees hands-on experience in a structured environment. The programs are registered with the Division of Apprentice Standards (DAS). The Advanced Manufacturing program is part of the Expansion Industries segment which also inlcudes healthcare and technology. It is one of many available in a variety of industries.

Anderson’s training consisted of 2,000 on-the-job training hours and 150 hours of related technical instruction for CNC Machine Operator. In addition, he recently became certified for MACWIC Level II in CNC Machine Operation. “The apprenticeship program was a very exciting experience,” says Varela. “The program has assisted me greatly in developing my skills in the advanced manufacturing field.”

Also involved in the coordination and execution of Varela’s apprenticeship and certification were Robin Dion, Manufacturing Consortium Manager of the Northeast Advanced Manufacturing Consortium; Lindsey Harding, Instructor, Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School; Andrea Kingman, Manager of Business Service, MassHire Greater Brockton Workforce Board; and Wendy Storm, MACWIC Vocational Coordinator from MassMEP.

 

Anderson Varela pictured with Michael Tamasi, CEO of AccuRounds.