Lack of skilled or trained employees is a huge obstacle to business growth at many plastics processing companies. How bad is it? One molder noted recently to the author that they've had 30 positions open for nearly six months, but have been unable to fill them. As a result, many molders are implementing training programs of their own, which PlasticsToday has written about several times in previous articles.
Now, Andy Routsis, president of Routsis Training, has launched his new RightStart program to help plastics companies accelerate training initiatives. Built on 30 years of plastics training, RightStart is customized to meet the specific training needs of each molder and its employees. "There's no such thing as a one size fits all when it comes to training, and this industry was crying out for something that meets the needs of individual companies," Routsis explained in an interview with PlasticsToday. "They don't want the same training as everyone else because situations are unique, and most molders what to train to their situation."...