By Riia O'Donnell for Industry Dive
Wisconsin Oven, an industrial oven manufacturer, has launched a collaboration with Gateway Technical College to set up a talent pipeline for itself, the company announced. The company has opened Wisconsin Oven Universal Training Center, where students can receive training and a paycheck. Wisconsin Oven will pay students $10 an hour while they complete their training. Wisconsin Oven will also pick up the costs of trainees' first semester at Gateway.
The paid training, which lasts a year, consists of two modules. Module 1 covers welding and mechanical assembly, while Module 2 focuses on electrical assembly. The program targets recent high school graduates, underemployed workers and the unemployed. Learners will receive a certificate of completion they can present to other employers, as well.