Last Wednesday, seven employees graduated from an 18 week-long NIMS Electrical Maintenance Training Class. This was the first training class to be offered at this capacity in the nation and it was an incredible success for Pulaski County.
All seven employees had perfect attendance throughout the course. According to Pulaski County Economic Development officials, these individuals demonstrated dedication to their craft and a commitment to continuously work on advancing their skills. Each graduate was awarded a nationally recognized credential issued by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills. Employers stated that employees who went through the training are already displaying noticeable results on the job.
A collaboration of local employers, including representatives from BraunAbility, Plymouth Tube, Winamac Coil Springs, Leggett and Platt and Urban Forest Products were in attendance, celebrating the graduates and the completion of this training course.
In order to receive Skill Up grant funding through the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, collaboration among employers to support training costs, training space, materials and equipment was a requirement.
Ivy Tech Community College played an instrumental role in accommodating off campus training facilitation at the space provided by Winamac Coil Springs. Pulaski County Economic Development helped make this possible through their contributions of training equipment, previously secured through an innovative curriculum grant.
Gratitude was also shown to the Center of Workforce Innovations as well as the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board for their parts in bringing this training course to the Pulaski County community.