We have the workers you need!
The FACT Initiative:
- Provides area manufacturers with direct access to manufacturing program students
- Expedites the time from degree to workforce
- Strengthens the appeal of manufacturing-related careers
- Grows enrollment in manufacturing-related programs
- Unites manufacturers, educators, and students
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
“Teaming up with the Moraine Park FACT Initiative is fundamental to Mid-States Aluminum’s belief in “Progress Thru People” by encouraging people to learn and grow. Manufacturing today requires highly skilled people with good work ethic and a willingness to learn ever-changing technology. The FACT program provides a pathway in the Fond du Lac area for people interested in manufacturing to grow their talent. We are confident that investing in the FACT Initiative will positively impact our long-term skilled work force needs. Moraine Park provides the right education and training for the highly skilled people we need today and in the future.”Jim Spannbauer, Mid-States Aluminum – President/CEO
“Michels believes in the young people of our communities and the skilled trades they master at Moraine Park through the FACT program. We need these skilled manufacturing professionals in our business. We can have all the factory machines money can buy, but it’s these highly skilled people with hard working Wisconsin work ethics, strong characters and pride that make our business succeed.”Brian P. Johnson, Michels Corporation – Executive Vice President
“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 hand.”Fond du Lac Association of Commerce
Thank You to Our FACT Partners:
- Ted & Grace Bachhuber Foundation
- Michels Corporation
- Mid-States Aluminum Corp.
- Mercury Marine
- Metalcraft of Mayville
- Helgesen Industries
- Fond du Lac Area Foundation
- AT&T Foundation
- Server Products
- Steel Craft Corporation
- Sadoff Iron & Metal Company
- Mantz Automation, Inc.
- Fives Giddings & Lewis
- BCI Burke Playgrounds
- J. F. Ahern Co.
- Kondex Corporation
- Cole Manufacturing
- TAB Products
- Bradley Corporation
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