INDUSTRY WEEK: Autocam Medical’s Apprenticeship Program Gives Students a Job and Pays 100% of Their College Tuition

Autocam Medical looked into the future, back in 2016, and saw there was a big problem it would need to face.

“If we didn’t start working on our talent pipeline, we were going to be in trouble,” says John Kennedy, IV, General Manager of Autocam Medical, a contract manufacturer of precision, surgical and medical components and devices based in Kentwood, Michigan. The company also has plants in Massachusetts, Tennessee, China and Brazil.

“We were looking at the age of the workforce and realized that due to retirement we would have a large number of employees all starting around the same time, so we decided we needed to create a pathway and pipeline for some of that knowledge sharing process,” Kennedy added.

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