WE HAVE THE WORKERS YOU NEED!
The FACT Initiative:
FACT: 51% of our current workforce plans to retire in the next 10-15 years
FACT: 54% of Wisconsin jobs require technical skills training
FACT: 46% of workers have the appropriate skills/training to fill those jobs
FACT: Now is the best time to invest in our manufacturing program students
"Mercury understands that there will be less qualified candidates
available in the future to fill the talent needs to support our strategic
business objectives. We need to call on partners like Moraine Park to help
grow talent in the Fond du Lac area. The FACT Initiative aligns with our
desire to enlighten students of the career opportunities that are available
in the field of manufacturing."
Denise Devereaux, Mercury Marine – VP of Human Resources
"The FACT Initiative is a key component to the City of West Bend’s
strategy to address the needs of present and future employers. In today’s
world, the most critical component of economic development planning revolves
around the availability of skilled workers and this initiative takes a
positive step toward attaining that."
T.J. Justice, City Administrator and Director, Department of Development – City of West Bend
"Manufacturing today is synonymous with state-of-the-art equipment and
technology; a safe, clean work environment; and good-paying positions with
many opportunities for advancement. Amerequip is committed to expanding from
150 to 500 employees by 2020. We want to be a significant employer of
choice. By investing in FACT, we are investing in a skilled workforce."
Mike VanderZanden, Amerequip – President/CEO
"All indicators point to the fact that over the next 10 years one of the
most challenging tasks for area employers will be the recruitment of
individuals with the skills needed for many of the manufacturing-related
jobs. The FACT Initiative not only address this critical need, it provides
an incentive for prospective employees to obtain the necessary training to
develop these valuable skills. Employers will be quick to realize the
advantage of this specialized education and will line up with jobs offers in
Joe Reitemeier, President/CEO – Fond du Lac Association of Commerce