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On August 29, 2018, Lynn Freid, the Regional Director for Workforce Development Institute (WDI), visited Studco USA accompanied by New York State Senator Pam Helming and her Community Affairs Coordinator.
The initial purpose of the visit was to discuss our application for a grant to subsidize in-depth operator roll form training from an expert in the field. However, we also had excellent and informative discussion surrounding our challenge in finding potential employees possessing a mechanical background. Senator Helming was able to hear first-hand the challenges we are facing in recruiting, and informed us that our struggle is common for advanced manufacturers in NYS.
Ms. Freid and Sen. Helming provided a wealth of information and will be aiding in improving our network to include contacts of skilled manufacturing training programs with Finger Lakes Community College, Finger Lakes Works, Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturers’ Enterprise, and various area intern, co-op and mechantronic programs. These organizations are civic leaders committed to investing in building a stronger workforce that will help grow the local manufacturing industry. These partnerships will potentially help Studco® build a pipeline of skilled candidates, as well as provide training opportunities for current team members.
Studco is thankful for the visit and support we received. We are not only looking forward to the upcoming opportunities of support from the area’s collaborative partnerships, but also to contribute to them, as well.