July 24, 2012
Central McGowan Inc. (CMI), Little Falls, Minn., recently supplied welding wire, contact tips, safety glasses, and welding coupons (courtesy of Midsota Mfg. Inc.) to Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services Inc. (CMJTS), Monticello, Minn., for its 2012 Central Minnesota Career Academy. The company also sent two employees to represent CMI to help ensure a successful experience for the youth.
The academy allows young people aged 16 to 21 to "try on" a manufacturing career through hands-on projects on the shop floor and in a college classroom. They also tour manufacturing companies and college campuses and learn from industry specialists. Participants investigate welding, metals and plastics machining, laser programming, CAD, electronics, and basic automotive technology.