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Gunsmith apprenticeship sponsors

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by koginam, Feb 12, 2009.

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  1. koginam

    koginam Member

    Aug 3, 2006
    The Association of Gunsmiths and Related Trades (Taogart) is looking for gunsmith apprenticeship Sponsors. There are many advantages in having an apprentice working for you,
    Sponsoring an apprentice provides an opportunity to train someone to meet the specific needs of your company. It also creates a perfect environment for the apprentice to develop the skills he will need to work on your behalf. Studies have shown that apprenticeships provide the employer with employees who provide *higher productivity, quality of work, with the added benefits of higher staff retention. Apprentices are highly motivated people who are keen to learn. They usually work harder and more effectively for your business than non-apprentices. This may seem like a small point, but a qualified apprentice can free your time for vacations and out-of-town business events that would otherwise have been impossible to attend. Starting wages for apprentices generally are one-third of the standard employment rate in the trade. Many states offer L&I tax credits, funds for training, as well as partial wage reimbursement for qualifying applicants. *(apprentices generate a 7.5% higher rate of productivity than non-apprentices),with an apprentice back log can be reduced and with the larger number of completed work comes increased profit, another benefit is less stress for the sponsor when dealing with customers upset over completion delays.

    Taogart is not a business, we are an organization that oversee a gunsmith apprenticeship program threw the U.S. Department of labor and state apprenticeship commissions. We act as an apprenticeship committee for the program, help set up programs within community collages and vocational schools that meet the apprenticeship training requirements, assist the apprentices in finding qualified sponsors, provide a training guideline for the apprentice and sponsor to follow as well as provide work books and competency tests. All this at no cost to the apprentice or the sponsor.
    For more information on becoming a sponsor or an apprentice contact www.taogart.org
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