By Larry Hosch, lhosch@GreaterStCloud.com
We are excited to see 2 local manufacturers receive workforce development grants from the MN Job Skills Partnership (MJSP). Under the MJSP program, businesses and local education institutions work together to meet the businesses training needs and secure MJSP funding.
Park Industries, St. Cloud State University and SCTCC: Received $350,000 to add 60 additional employees over the next three years. Park Industries will partner with St. Cloud State University and St. Cloud Technical and Community College to deliver customized training for all current and new employees. The customized training will allow the company to keep pace with its business expansion and maintain its lead as North America’s largest manufacturer of stone working equipment.
New Flyer and St. Cloud State University: Received 350,000 to focus on customized training on improving processes, procedures, communications and skills. All 1,388 employees – 347 of them new – will receive training in Basic Principles of Business Operations; Introduction to Hoshin Kanri (a lean manufacturing approach); Hoshin Kanri Time Management Level 1; and General Electrical Safety. Select employees will receive additional training in High-Voltage Safety and Hoshin Kanri.
If your business or you know of a business that might benefit from the MJSP program or other training incentives such as the Job Training Incentive Program please contact Gail Cruikshank, Talent Director or Larry Hosch, Business Development Director.