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Opening the Door to the Apprenticeship Pathway

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November 09, 2017
DASI Solutions holds Open House Event during National Apprenticeship Week
PONTIAC, MI, November 9, 2017 – In partnership with the US Department of Labor and hundreds of businesses nationwide, DASI Solutions will once again participate in National Apprenticeship Week by holding an Open House event for the third year in a row. The event will take place on November 14 at its Downtown Pontiac Headquarters.
During this event, DASI will showcase its Industrial Design Technician Apprenticeship Program in an effort to bring awareness to the skilled trades gap that is being left by the retiring “baby boomers”. The guests will also have the opportunity to participate in a facility tour where they will get a firsthand look at DASI’s SOLIDWORKS CAD training lab, as well as the in-house STEM Studio. 
The Apprenticeship movement has gained momentum in the past few years; there are roughly 545,000 apprentices nationwide in over 1,000 different occupations. DASI’s Apprenticeship Program, which was launched in 2015, currently has 40 apprentices registered from over 20 companies. DASI has partnered with Focus: HOPE & JAMA to gain access to a portion of the federal American Apprenticeship Initiative Grant, which totaled $3 million. Utilizing this grant access on an individual company basis, DASI Solutions can offset the cost of the training for apprentices up to 50%. 
The standards for the Industrial Design Apprenticeship program are held through DASI Solutions, which greatly reduces the burden to employer partners. What this means is that all of the administrative and/or clerical paperwork, documentation, record keeping and even accounting for the grant is taken care of by DASI. The need for a well-rounded, straightforward and easy-to-join apprenticeship was the one of the reasons DASI created the Industrial Design Apprenticeship program. “Employees will need to continue learning and gaining new skills throughout their careers. The Industrial Design Technician Apprenticeship Program is a mechanism to help both new hires and current employees develop today’s required skill set in Engineering Design. We are not training for just a job; we’re literally training them for a career” stated Annette Norris, Apprenticeship Manager for DASI Solutions.
To register for the National Apprenticeship Week Open House at DASI Solutions, please visit To learn more about DASI's Apprenticeship Program, visit or contact Annette Norris at
About DASI Solutions: Founded in 1995, DASI Solutions assists Emerging Sector companies in the implementation of 3D CAD and other collaborative technologies used in the product development process by the Designing Engineer. DASI Solutions offers sales, technical support and training for the SOLIDWORKS software product portfolio, as well as 3D Printing services for additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping. The company, which has its headquarters in Pontiac, MI, has facilities throughout Michigan, Indiana, Arizona and California. For more information on the company, visit, or contact Richard or David Darbyshire, brothers and Co-Owners, at 248-333-2996. 
Kayla Savale, Marketing Coordinator
(248) 333-2996