06-09-2017

WITTENSTEIN Recognized as 2017 Young Adults Employer Champion

We are very proud to be recognized as a leader in skilled workforce initiatives. At a time where manufacturers are struggling to source skilled labor and the young adult workforce is diminishing, industry leaders are working hard to address this challenge.

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions has identified industry champions driving the solution to this challenge. WITTENSTEIN in North America was recently acknowledge for our efforts along with industry leaders such as TRUMPF, Felsomat and others.

Now in its third year, the National Fund Young Adult Employer Champions Program honors employers who provide high-quality jobs and successfully hire and retain 18-25-year-old young adults who are unemployed or underemployed and not enrolled in school. The National Fund for Workforce Solutions is a national network promoting economic opportunity and prosperous communities through investment and innovation. Based in Washington D.C., the National Fund partners with philanthropy, employers, workers, public and private community organizations, and more than 30 regional collaboratives to invest in skills, improve systems, and generate good jobs.

In 2015, WITTENSTEIN in North America welcomed it's very first apprentice from the Illinois Consortium for Advanced Technical Training (ICATT) program. The ICATT program is a company driven approach to Technical Training. The program combines practice, theory and work experience to train a globally competitive workforce. Upon completing the program, the apprentice receives an associate degree along with German DIHK/AHK certification. ICATT allows companies to be directly involved in the growth and education process of the apprentice.

The ICATT program is a company-driven approach to Technical Training. The program combines practice, theory and work experience to train a globally competitive workforce. Upon completing the program, the apprentice receives an associate degree along with German DIHK/AHK certification. ICATT allows companies to be directly involved in the growth and education process of the apprentice.

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