SUPERB Industries’ in-house technical training program, SUPERB Technical Institute (STI) creates tomorrow’s technicians on a foundation of timeless values by implementing the age-old practice of learning by apprenticeship. It is making a difference in the lives of students and the future manufacturing arena.
During two, three, or four-year apprenticeship programs (Bihler Press Technician, Stamping Press Technician, and Tool & Die Maker), SUPERB skilled craftsmen teach STI apprentices (students) about production processes. Then the apprentice applies the talents to make tooling and manufacturing processes capable of producing millions of metal and plastic parts.
A certification of completion program is available for all STI courses. This provides students the flexibility to take classes to enhance job knowledge without committing to a full-time apprenticeship program. This is a great opportunity for all SUPERB team members to enhance their skills and take advantage of advancement opportunities.
The SUPERB apprenticeship programs are a joint effort between SUPERB Industries, Inc., SUPERB Technical Institute, and the Ohio State Apprenticeship Council.
During an apprenticeship program, the apprentice receives instruction and on-the-job training, while working a paying job at SUPERB Industries. Apprentices “earn while they learn.” Depending on the program, apprentices receive 300-700 hours of instruction from STI and 2,000 to 8,000 hours of hands-on training from SUPERB Industries. This training is documented with the Ohio State Apprenticeship Council and U.S. Department of Labor.
Apprentices are compensated during their on-the-job training portion of the program because they are working. SUPERB pays for all instruction and training, leaving the apprentice to only finance the cost of textbooks. Upon completing the apprenticeship program, participants receive a nationally recognized journeyman certification from the Ohio State Apprenticeship Council and U.S. Department of Labor.
“Follow your passion, payment will follow.” – John Miller