Grain Millers starts millwright Registered Apprenticeship Program

Program allows Registered Apprentice to learn while on the job, as well as receiving classroom training by NIACC...and a paycheck.

Posted: Oct. 31, 2018 8:44 PM
Updated: Nov. 1, 2018 2:34 PM

ST. ANSGAR, Iowa - For those looking for work in North Iowa, there is a new option to take advantage of.

IowaWORKS and Grain Millers in St. Ansgar, along with the U.S. Department of Labor/Office of Apprenticeship, have launched a new Millwright Registered Apprenticeship Program.

It's a 4-year program that allows those to receive on-the-job training while also receiving classroom education through NIACC, and yes, a paycheck.

Melissa Edgington is the Human Resources Manager for Grain Millers, and says the company decided to offer the program because of the need to fill skilled labor posititions.

"Some of those are entry level positions, but in regards to looking at future growth, automation, that skill in programming, and all of our equipment that we need maintained has increased that need."

"The apprenticeship program assists us in regards to adding the skilled labor, on the job training, with the classroom, and so we're getting both sides of that training."

Those interested in the program can contact the Mason City IowaWORKS office at 641-422-1254, ext. 44531, or by filling out an interest form at earnandlearniowa.gov/interest.

Growing Registered Apprenticeship opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing is one of the goals of a grant received by Iowa Workforce Development from the U.S. Department of Labor.

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