Central Lakes College received a grant of $7,250 from the Initiative Foundation to train lead workers at Clow Stamping, Merrifield.
CLC's Robert Hanson is project coordinator. Rebecca Best, dean of external studies at CLC, said Hanson will coordinate the customized training that is expected to involve 40 employees. The training will be completed by the end of May.
CLC and Minneapolis Community and Technical College are partners in the project, which will develop skills and abilities that align with previous training provided through a Minnesota Job Skills Partnership grant. The grant involved punch press operators.
"MCTC will do the follow-up assessment, much as the school had done with Twin Cities-area manufacturers," said Best. "The total project budget is $14,445."
Clow Stamping started in 1971 with two employees and now employs more than 300 in a 176,000-square-foot facility in Merrifield and a 31,000-square-foot plant in Monticello.
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