Community - Sep 13, 2021
Kirk Kallio, director of human resources for Waupaca Foundry, says youth outreach is an important focus at his company as well. The manufacturer offers co-op, apprenticeship and internship programs, scholarships, and financial support for STEM programs, as well as presenting a Foundry in a Box program that shows students and the community what foundry work looks like — in a small-scale way.
Jessica Thiel | Insight Publications #jobs #trades #training #wf
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