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.
On December 9th, the first class from the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center’s (WWRC) new Manufacturing Technology Training program graduated.
The Network is designed to enhance the learning experience for trainers and students participating in MSI’s skills certification programs and assessments, such as the Manufacturing Technician 1 (MT1©) & Manufacturing Specialist (MS©).
There are now 15 Virginia community colleges participating in the network to promote the MSI Manufacturing Specialist (MS) and Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) industry certifications.