In 2015, APT announced a state-of-the-art high school training center to address the skills gap in the manufacturing sector. This program was a result of a powerful partnership with our local colleges, school districts, and county economic development.
Students attend their local high school in the morning and APT in the afternoon. They learn through both hands-on and classroom environments in several areas of manufacturing, including basic tools and tradespeak, machining, welding, machine assembly, mechanical and electrical engineering, electrical panel building, and robot programming. Projects vary from year to year, and some are newly designed equipment that APT will use in its processes in the future.
We believe this is a strong foundational training program for Northwest Ohio and surrounding areas which will expose these students to the opportunities of advanced manufacturing careers.