In recent years, companies have realized that individuals with disabilities are a great source of talent. Chris Hall works as an industrial manufacturing registered apprentice (IMTA) within his job as a production operator on the “almond job-snack size” line at the Hershey plant in Stuarts Draft, Virginia.
"There's no time for boredom," ITAC Business Development Director Rachel Pest said. "We keep them very busy during this week and they're thoroughly enjoying the competition. And they're getting into running their company and their brand and making sure they have the best quality product."
Austin McQuade is thrilled to be working just a few short weeks following his graduation from WWRC’s Manufacturing Technology Training (MTT) Program.
20 particpating students were introduced to robotics and drones through classroom lectures offered by Vincent Brown, associate professor of technology at SVCC, as well as hands-on activities and tours.
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This announcement is part of an aggressive move to expand the MT1 certificate program into community colleges and educational partners across the United States.
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The Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) reached an important milestone today. The MSI Contractor Safety Readiness Certificate program enrolled its 1,000th trainee this week.