The ongoing need for skilled workers and workforce development continues to be in the forefront of manufacturing headlines. In July, industry veteran Paulson Training Programs Inc. will move forward with its programs by hosting the first of many technical training classes in its new 9,000-square-foot facility located in Tampa, FL.
"The demand for more training, especially custom training, has increased exponentially," said Craig Paulson, President and co-founder of Paulson Training Programs. "We decided a dedicated training facility could better support our customers. They've been asking for more hands-on machine time in our Plastics Academy seminars. We listened, and we'll have four machines to start with at our new facility."
Titled the Paulson Plastics Academy Technical Center (Tech Center), the facility plans to have expert injection molding instructors leading certification courses with hands-on machine time, a QC lab, computer lab and multiple classrooms.
Craig Paulson added that while some of the machines Paulson Training plans to put into the facility will be state-of-the-art, fully instrumented molding machines, others will be more "real-world—the kind of machines our students will be going back to their plant to operate."