H & S Mold needs to retain the high quality employees they currently have and ensure those employees evolve along with new technology. Through Michigan Works!, they were awarded a 2021 Going PRO Talent Fund award of $1,600 to train one of their CAD Programmers. The “Advanced Multi-Axis” training provided by Axsys, Inc. will expand the knowledge and understanding H & S Mold’s employees have while using the software.
“[With this training] we will be able to utilize the new machine we purchased and more effectively use our existing machines,” says H & S Mold’s Office Manager Ashley Bergman. “When we hire new employees, we want to make sure they have the necessary training to run the machines. This training will help us retain valuable employees and further their education. When we can offer our employees additional training, they gain valuable skills that enhance their efficiency.”
She continues, “This training grant helps keep our employees current with changing technology and helps us retain our skilled labor force. We can also train new employees using the grant funds which keeps production going.”
Recipient of the training, CAD Programmer Ian Bolender, says, “This training will help me expand my capabilities in programming and use the new machine - which increases our productivity.”
Ian has been with H & S for 18 years. After receiving this training, Ian received a 14% raise.