Voices: Big Picture Interview

Big Picture Interview is a Q&A series featuring industy thought leaders.

Make apprenticeships a triple win

In this Big Picture Interview, learn how pairing experienced talent with rookies and the right trainers promotes engagement.

By Christine LaFave Grace, managing editor
Sep 3, 2019

Andrea White is global maintenance excellence manager at packaging specialist Sonoco[http://www.sonoco.com], based in Hartsville, SC. Around three years ago, the company began taking a hard look at its existing and projected maintenance labor needs, identifying in the process that 29% of the hourly skilled workforce was age 55 or older. In response, Sonoco linked up with Apprenticeship Carolina, a state-based apprenticeship network, to establish its own apprenticeship program to develop and train industrial maintenance reliability technicians. White spoke recently with Plant Services about the program and its keys to success.

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