Community - Jul 20, 2020
Local student, industries take part in CSCC signing day
After representatives from local industry reviewed applications and chose their top high school recruits, they had the opportunity to celebrate and connect face-to-face last week.
Daily Post Athenian #etowah #K12 #skillsgap #steam #stem #university
Community - Aug 8, 2019
Waupaca Foundry opens doors to local educators
Waupaca Foundry’s ductile iron plant located in Etowah Tennessee hosted a Summer Educator Meeting for McMinn County educators. Professionals from elementary, secondary schools and colleges attended to learn more about the future of manufacturing and how viable careers for the next generation are already located in their communities.
Ally Melby | Waupaca Foundry #community #etowah #K12 #skillsgap #steam #stem
Community - May 28, 2019
Waupaca Foundry helps high school pave the path from school to career
Zane Schaad, a Heritage Hills High School senior will be interning this summer at Waupaca Foundry Photo (Left to Right): Zane's parents, Josh and Jody Schaad; Zane Schaad; Waupaca Foundry Recruiting/Hiring Manager, Karen Snyder
Ally Melby | Waupaca Foundry #K12 #skillsgap #stem #tellcity
Community - Jul 27, 2018
Waupaca Foundry soars to new heights at EAA KidVenture
KidVenture, a part of EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. According to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, about 601,000 people were in attendance for the fly-in and weeklong events with roughly 134 takeoffs/landings per hour.
#community #K12 #stem
Culture - Mar 29, 2018
How employers attention to training keeps them ahead of the industry
In a rapidly changing environment, employers allowing their organizations to fall behind in training is no longer an option. Keeping pace with this type of change requires an ongoing investment in tra...
Erin Eagan | Wisconsin Tech Colleges #steam #stem #wfnews
Culture - Dec 27, 2017
Waupaca Foundry workers earn quality engineering degrees
In an innovative approach to addressing a workplace challenge, Waupaca Foundry worked with Fox Valley Technical College to devise a customized solution. FVTC's Business and Industry Services team is one of the state's leading providers of workplace training initiatives, serving more than 23,000 employees last year. Many of these services include training in the areas of leadership development, communications and quality, which is where the foundry sought the school's help most recently.
waupacanow.com | Waupaca County Post #stem #wfnews
Community - Feb 21, 2017
Culture - Feb 16, 2017
Skilled Workers Are Scarce in Tight Labor Market
Small U.S. manufacturers say skilled workers are scarce, forcing them to spend more to find and train specialized employees, as unemployment hovers near a nine-year low. Nearly two-thirds of small businesses are spending more time training workers than they were a year ago, according to a survey by The Wall Street Journal and Vistage International, a San Diego executive-advisory group. That could give more Americans access to skilled manufacturing jobs as companies invest the time and resources to bring in less-experienced workers.
Jeffrey Sparshott | WSJ #jobs #manufacturing #stem #training
Global MFG - Feb 12, 2017
Trends Shaping The Return of Manufacturing to U.S.
Tony Glockler, co-founder and CEO of SolidProfessor The standards for U.S. manufacturers to maintain their global competitiveness continue to evolve — and training is one of these. In order to make the most of this shift, it is essential now for these manufacturers to ensure that their American employees are highly skilled and up-to-date with the latest technology and tools.
Tony Glockler | Foundrymag #reshoring #skillsgap #stem
Culture - May 25, 2016
Waupaca Foundry Graduates Fill Skills Gap
Seventeen Waupaca Foundry employees graduated from a pilot program designed to develop skills required for high demand electrical maintenance positions. The program was funded by a state of Wisconsin Fast Forward grant designed to train current employees at eleven Wisconsin businesses, one of which is Waupaca Foundry. The program was funded by $229,000 from state grants and a $330,000 match from participating employers.
Joey Leonard #marinette #stem #waupaca
Community - Feb 18, 2016
Thinking Inside the Box
Waupaca County Post, February 18, 2016 - Students at Little Wolf Junior/Senior High School in Manawa, Wis. recently teamed with a group of employees from Waupaca Foundry to get a "day in the life" career experience participating in a Foundry in a Box simulation, providing insights into the manufacturing process at an iron foundry.
Debra Weisert | Waupaca County Post #community #foundry-in-a-box #jobs #K12 #stem #waupaca