Sussex Power Test commended by DWD secretary for manufacturing program
Village of Sussex – Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson on Thursday commended Power Test, Inc., of Sussex for its initiative in launching the Manufacturer’s Resource Training (MRT), which trains individuals to become entry-level machinists for area employers. Senator Alberta Darling joined Secretary Newson in touring Reich Tool and Design, a company that has hired a graduate of the MRT program.
“The Manufacturer’s Resource Training program is a great example of how the private sector is actively participating in efforts to create a pipeline of skilled manufacturing workers,” said Secretary Newson. “As manufacturing continues to add jobs in Wisconsin under Governor Walker’s leadership, we support innovative approaches like this program to create a pipeline of workers for growing industry sectors like manufacturing.”
The MRT program was developed in response to the challenge faced by Power Test and other manufacturers in the area in finding workers with the skills needed to fill job openings. Participating trainees complete eight weeks of instruction at Power Test’s facility in Sussex, learning how to operate a variety of manually operated machines and gaining experience in assembly, inspection, shipping, and welding. Participants also complete and are certified to drive a forklift.
The first class graduation from the MRT program occurred in November 2012. Five of six graduates obtained employment in manufacturing-related occupations at Power Test along with Reich Tool and Design, Hydraulic Services, and Rotating Equipment Repair.
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