Empowering factory workers: Gakuto Club launches Advanced Apprenticeship Program

Empowering factory workers: Gakuto Club launches Advanced Apprenticeship Program

Gakuto Club's Advanced Apprenticeship Program bridges skill gaps for industry veterans

The manufacturing landscape is rapidly changing. As we stand on the cusp of Industry 4.0, the demand for a highly skilled, adaptable workforce is more pronounced than ever. 

As a testament to its mission statement, Gakuto Club has recently launched the Gakuto Club Apprenticeship Program – with a series of stackable credentials that demonstrate up-skilled labor ready for Industry 4.0. With the Gakuto Club Apprenticeship Program, modern fabricators can take paid 16-week courses in advanced metal fabrication and master the latest in automation technology. In the face of automation fears, our Program offers a different narrative – one of an up-skilled workforce with better paying jobs.

The Gakuto Club Apprenticeship Program provides an opportunity for students and shop workers to grab onto the speeding train of automation. Local manufacturing  sponsors provide materials, projects, equipment and instructors in exchange for real work. The problems solved by apprentices are not artificial – they are
existing problems for real manufacturers, which provide real value when solved.


The Apprenticeship Program focuses on an 80/20 split. The first 20% of the apprentice’s time is spent strictly training and improving theoretical knowledge of modern advanced automation, while the remaining 80% emphasizes hands-on practice with real work. The value of the apprentice’s time is of course recognized and compensated, with a “learn as you earn” approach. The Gakuto Club Apprenticeship Program also keeps a tight a 2:1 student to instructor ratio, each apprentice is guaranteed a quality, personalized experience.

The Program’s goal will be to directly benefit the apprentices by providing real world experience, which also hones their soft and hard skills. Local industry connections, tailored resume advice and the working knowledge of how to exist comfortably within a manufacturing shop floor directly addresses employers’ desire for
immediate returns on their investment in training – and of course, helps ease anxious job seekers.

The Program addresses the hesitations of employers by providing a streamlined, practical, and results-oriented approach to training, mitigating risks and aligning with the evolving expectations of the job market. This benefit is directly transferred to the apprentice, who receives job-relevant automation hard skills, on-the-job experience, and direct job placement assistance.

Gakuto Club invites you to witness the latest cohort of the Gakuto Club Apprenticeship Program. Our limited series, Making a Fabricator of Industry 4.0., will be live every other Monday starting Nov. 27. 

Making a Fabricator tells the story of Colin Paul and Patrick Hooper as they navigate through the training needed to be a successful fabricator of Industry 4.0. 

You also have an exceptional opportunity to see their skills live on Jan. 4, at the Gakuto Winter Cup, that will showcase a competition between the two Fabricators, as well as a youth industrial robotics competition for local high schoolers.

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