Students from three Wisconsin high schools toured manufacturing facilities and Mid-State Technical College on this year's Heavy Metal Bus Tour. Jonathan Barry, deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, told them: "There is a future for you in manufacturing."
Technical colleges produce skilled workers for marine industry
October 28, 2014
Marine manufacturing has been important to the Wisconsin economy for many years and it will continue to be a significant employer in the future. The North Coast Marine Manufacturing Alliance works with Wisconsin's technical colleges to attract and train more workers for the industry.
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, along with the Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance and Governor Scott Walker, formally unveiled a new Computer Mechanical Control lab Friday afternoon. The shop is expected to produce 150 new CNC machinists a year.
Retirements are creating a large number of openings in the electrical power distribution field. Demand is especially high for lineworkers. Chippewa Valley Technical College is preparing graduates for these jobs.
Apache Stainless Equipment Corp. loans tank to Madison College
October 22, 2014
Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation has loaned a custom stainless pharmaceutical tank to Madison Area Technical College for a Manufacturing Month display. The display showcases products made in Wisconsin.
CVTC provides safety training day for 30+ companies
October 20, 2014
More than 30 companies benefited from Safety Day employee training at Chippewa Valley Technical College recently. The event included workshops about such topics as electrical and chemical safety, ergonomics, workplace violence and hazardous waste management.
There is a demand for metal fabricators in the Fond du Lac area and Moraine Park Technical College is trying to spread the word about the many training programs they provide and the opportunities in this field.