As the Northern Utah National Tooling and Machining Association Trustee, I had the honor to present to the Governors’ office requesting a $150,000 grant to assist our chapter members in development of machinist apprenticeship/training programs. Today we got the great news that we won the grant. LeanWerks TExT (Technical Excellence Training) program is already an industry leading web and video based training system that propels our technologists on the fast track of skill development. This grant will advance our TExT program so that it becomes Department of Labor (DOL) certified. This means that our machinists will now have the opportunity to earn DOL recognizable and transferable certified journey worker credentials.