DEFOREST, Wis. – Dec. 12, 2017 – The manufacturing industry may be booming, yet it’s still falling behind. Numerous positions remain unfilled industry-wide because of a lack of qualified candidates, resulting in a skilled labor shortage. An investment in knowledge is the best way to combat that, and EVCO Plastics, a leading custom plastics manufacturer, has established a holistic education program to help industry professionals old and new learn the practical skills and requirements needed to succeed in manufacturing.
The cornerstone of the program is the EVCO Educates Internship. Looking to attract candidates who are new to the industry, the internship targets college sophomores or juniors, or recent graduates of two-year technical schools. The summer program focuses on automation, Project Engineer/Quality Engineer design, and manufacturing engineering, emphasizing practical application of these manufacturing staples on real customer projects.
“Part of EVCO’s mission is to embrace and foster professional growth,” said Dale Evans, president of EVCO Plastics. “Whether it’s the internship program targeting people who are just coming into the industry or ongoing professional development for current employees, we provide the relevant skills and experiences necessary to excel in the modern manufacturing workplace, which is something the industry has been lacking.”
To round out EVCO Educates, the program offers continuous opportunities to help employees enhance their own skillset and grow into more advanced positions. Featured initiatives include:
Combined, these opportunities are used to bolster and augment professionals’ skills, resulting in a more educated and prepared workforce.