"When we were looking to fill two fabricator positions, the prospects we were getting had soft skills that were marginal. About that same time, I was made aware of the revamping of the Welding/Fabricating Boot Camp. As I learned more about the curriculum of the revised program and got a little more involved, I became very optimistic about filling our two fabricating positions with boot camp graduates. We were looking for prospects that were interested in being a metal fabricator as a career, had enough technical knowledge to be teachable in the fabricating trade, and needed to be a fit with our organization. Justin and Jeremy have shown all three of these characteristics throughout their first three months with Metalworld and are now employees with full benefits."
President and Co-owner
"I enrolled in Gateway’s WEDD Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification course to enhance my job skills and improve my marketability. I received this and more. As a result of this course and encouragement from the instructor, I now have the tools to approach process evaluation and improvement projects. In addition to these tools, I am confident in problem-solving through a systematic approach. In short, because of this class I am competent to dissect and document a process, identify waste, and design improvements. As a consequence, I now have a certification that employers find attractive and the talent to give it meaning."
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
"Teaming with Gateway Technical College through the Workforce Advancement Training grant has significantly aided in the development of Teleflex employees by providing a broad understanding of Lean Manufacturing…We plan to continue to collaborate and utilize Gateway as a strong resource [in our local community] to help us build and grow our current and future business."
Training & Document Control Supervisor
Gateway Technical College has partnered with several companies in the development of the HERO Center, including Pierce Manufacturing, Medtec Ambulance Corporation and SimplexGrinnell.
"Pierce and Medtec understand the importance of hands-on training and education. We’re proud to work with the HERO Center to provide the resources and expertise to develop and enhance firefighters’ and first responders’ leadership and professional skills. We are honored that we played a role in bringing this state-of-the-art center from the drawing board to reality."
Executive Vice President and President, Fire & Emergency