The Kinetic Company makes industrial knives and blades to cut a variety of products, including metal, wood, food products, paper and tires.
Employees lacked necessary skills and safe practices. Morale was low and turnover was high.
Milwaukee Area Technical College provided training in surface grinding, computer aided design, blueprint reading, shop math and manufacturing safety. The training was funded by a Workforce Advancement Training (WAT) grant.
Increased skill levels and safety awareness, improved employee satisfaction and morale and reduced employee turnover. Workers will be eligible for promotions and better paying jobs as more seasoned workers retire. Uniform training has resulted in greater efficiency. As a result of the training, some employees are suggesting changes and improvements to processes.