MTU Launch Minnesota Youth Apprenticeship Program

Posted by George Backwell
Friday, May 09, 2014
Image courtesy of MTU

MTU Onsite Energy Corp., a Rolls-Royce Power Systems company providing diesel and gas-based power system solutions, has announced the launch of a new youth apprentice program. Details as follows:

The vocational training program is designed for high school juniors and seniors and will combine hands-on training in a manufacturing setting with classroom instruction. The program will begin this fall, in partnership with Mankato Area Public Schools, South Central College, Kato Cable, a full service cable assembly company, and EI Microcircuits, an electronics design and manufacturing company.


The new youth apprenticeship program will launch with junior and senior-level students at Mankato East and West High Schools who have completed prerequisite coursework in welding, mechatronics and engineering design at the South Central College, a Minnesota community and technical college with campuses in North Mankato and Faribault. Accepted students will benefit from on-the-job training under the supervision of highly-skilled trade professionals, as well as a specialized industrial mechanic classroom curriculum. 


Upon completion of the program, students will be armed with the skills and experience needed to join the workforce or pursue a post-secondary degree after graduation. Apprenticeship programs can lead to well-paying careers as engineers, machinists, electricians and applications developers.  


“Having skilled talent on the production floor allows manufacturers to remain innovative and produce globally competitive products,” said Todd Riemann, president, MTU Onsite Energy. “Manufacturing is the backbone of Minnesota’s economy. It not only helps drive economic growth for the state, but also the region, so it is critical that we take responsibility to grow and cultivate our own talent pool to keep up with product demand and rapidly advancing technologies.”

"We are very excited to be working with partners who are committed to providing increased opportunities for our students outside of the classroom,” said Dr. Heather Mueller, director of teaching and learning, Mankato Area Public Schools.

“We appreciate the investment of MTU Onsite Energy and our broader manufacturing community in this program, look forward to bolstering the manufacturing talent pipeline, and are pleased to provide support for students as they transition from our schools into the workforce." 


www.mtuonsiteenergy.com

 

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