Winsted is home to about a dozen manufacturing companies—and many “Now Hiring” signs posted outside of them.
MOVE, LLC is a recent brainchild of 14 area manufacturers to help fill these jobs. The present partners alone currently have openings for more than 35 welders and over 15 machinists.
“This is a regional issue,” President & CEO of Millerbernd Manufacturing Company Trever Millerbernd said.
The group partnered with Dunwoody Institute to offer a specialized “fast track” 16-week welding and machining course. There are financing options and job placement available for those who complete the course. SWIF is an administrative
partner to help keep this program moving forward.
But, more students are needed to start the course.
“Everyone we talk to—students, companies—say it’s a great opportunity,” Millerbernd said. “This would be a great opportunity to stay close to home, get training and get connected to 14 solid companies to get a job. Welding is a
great opportunity by itself, but it can also be a lead-in for other positions.”
“This opportunity is twofold–the program is both a great way to encourage personal growth in our community and provide local opportunities for people within the community. It’s a win-win situation.”
-Stafford Sterner, President/CEO of SJF Material Handling Inc.