Data that employers are paying attention to in Minnesota
Fourth graders reading at or above grade level
of adults with some college, but no degree
of adults are unemployed
Upskilling the Small Business Workforce
Wyoming Machine, Inc. partners with local technical colleges to provide on-site, customized training to employees, giving them access to college credit courses.
Investing in Talent for Tomorrow
Investment in this educational partnership enables us to attract, develop, and retain a workforce that is prepared for the changing needs of modern manufacturing, while enhancing the lives of people through skill development and expanded career opportunities.
workers short of demand
Over the next decade, 22% of skilled manufacturing workers will retire, and the industry is projected to fall a startling two million workers short of its need.
As a small business, Wyoming Machine found it difficult to recruit and compete for the talent they needed, such as welders, laser operators, and press brake operators. In addition to facing a technical skills gap, the company realized that a number of current and potential employees lacked basic math and blueprint reading skills.
Wyoming Machine, Inc. is changing the perception of manufacturing careers, raising awareness about the opportunities in the industry, and providing training for employees through community partnerships.
To recruit and upskill future manufacturing talent, Wyoming Machine partners with other manufacturing companies and a local technical college to provide onsite, customized training to employees, giving them access to college credit courses through an interactive television system.