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Training with Industry (TWI)
The Training with Industry (TWI) Program was developed by the Army in the 1970s in response to the shortage of Officers with advanced skills in civilian and private sector industrial practices that were not taught through military education at the time.
The goal of the program was to create a group of Soldiers who were experienced in higher level managerial techniques and could understand the relationship of their industry as it relates to the functions of specific Army branches. The selected Soldiers would then utilize their acquired skills to improve upon existing training and doctrine based on successful procedures and practices they gained during their TWI participation.
The TWI program has evolved since the 1970s to include Officers, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted personnel. Each branch has TWI partners that tailor to a specific skill set or MOS that benefits both the Army and the industry partner.
Participation in the TWI Program is a highly coveted opportunity that is given to only the highest of qualified applicants. Each applicant must meet pre-requisites and be awarded the position after a selection committee examines personnel records and potential for assignment.