In July, the first set of students graduated with associate’s degrees, and trained in a multitude of careers including, automation specialists and manufacturing technicians, read the release.
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Sinclair hopes these graduates exemplify the potential for talented employees that produce a high return on investment.
"We heard loud and clear from manufacturers all across our region that they were finding it hard to get young people interested in the field of manufacturing," said Scott Markland, vice president of student development at Sinclair.
"The Festo Apprenticeship program with Sinclair is one way in which we have helped bridge the skills gap. The students that have graduated from the program have very bright futures," Markland said.