Training the next generation of leaders is vital to the mission of Dynamic Tool & Design. In order to maintain industry leadership, we invest in our employees as well as new technologies. Dynamic has designed a recruiting program to create awareness of our many career opportunities. Reaching out to high school and college students via career fairs, company tours, job shadowing, social media and even radio advertising has helped us connect with many potential new employees.
The apprentice program has been a key part of our training program since 1977. Apprentice Coordinator, Eric Fischer, explains the importance of the apprentice program, “The Tool and Die Industry has always been a “teaching” trade. The novice learns his craft from others who have experience in the trade. Our goal is to have apprentices leading and building their own molds before they receive their journeyman’s card.” Currently, Dynamic has 10 employees in the apprentice program.
High school and college career fairs are also an important piece of our recruiting program. We recently participated in the Hartford High School and Washington County College & Career Fair.
On the 16th, Hartford juniors and their parents attended the career fair. We value the opportunity to talk with parents to explain how skilled manufacturing has changed and discuss all of the many opportunities that are now available. Skilled manufacturing is very technical and employees must possess excellent math, computer and problem-solving skills. To remain competitive, every manufacturing organization must invest in the latest technology. The demand for employees who want to learn new technology is great and the salaries are keeping up with that demand.
At the Washington County Career Fair we met with over 1200 students from Slinger, West Bend, Kewaskum, Kettle Moraine Lutheran, Living Word and Hartford high schools. Most of the students were juniors and undecided on what to do after high school. It was a great opportunity to explain the skills required for mold building and the opportunities of the apprentice program.
Training the next generation of Dynamic leaders is very rewarding knowing that the employee will have the training to grow as an individual, and have the experience to be a part of company growth.
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