Uponor North America (Uponor) has developed an apprenticeship program with the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) to help recruit, train and retain skilled workers in the midst of the skilled labor shortage. The apprenticeship is a three-year program in the maintenance department, an area where it is particularly challenging to find qualified employees. Depending on the success of the initial program, Uponor will potentially create additional apprenticeships to further develop both internal and external talent.

“Talent shortages and skill gaps are slowing manufacturers’ efforts to expand, innovate and thrive,” said Bill Gray, president of Uponor North America. “By developing an apprenticeship program in combination with internships, educational opportunities, and other recruitment initiatives, we hope to mitigate this widespread trend.”

Publication date: 11/14/2017

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