Press Brake: Fast Forward Grant
SMC has partnered with The Fox Valley Workforce Development Board, Fox Valley Technical College, Muza Metal, and Wald Wire (formerly Jay Manufacturing) over the past 2 years using Wisconsin Fast Forward grants for Press Brake Training. The program was awarded a $110,194 to support the cost of four cohorts totaling 24 people.
Finding experienced press brake operators had been difficult and there was a lack of outside training available to fit our needs. Through this program, we were able to partner with Fox Valley Technical College and some of our competitors to create a custom Press Brake Training.
Today, we celebrated the last graduating cohort to participate in the Fast Forward Grant Press Brake training program.
For more information on this program and graduation, please see the article for the Oshkosh Northwestern: https://www.thenorthwestern.com/story/money/careers/2019/10/23/wisconsin-fast-forward-grant-trains-dozens-manufacturing-workers-fox-valley/4054964002/