Wenatchee, WA, April 04, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- From industrial safety to computer machining, workplace technologies to customer service, Rob Worcester and his staff are all about learning to earn. Wenatchee-based EZ WORX, Inc. provides manufacturing processes and production training. Aligning the career goals of non-traditional students with the high demand for skilled craft labor, Worcester developed a teaching style of project-based activities that help students "learn to earn" in mechanical, electrical, thermal and fluid environments.
According to recent Gallup Poll surveys, there are over 600,000 manufacturing job openings in the United States. These jobs are the middle class jobs necessary to revive our national economy. The US Government has called for manufacturing job skills training for 500,000 individuals nationwide by 2014. Worcester’s program is committed to training a labor force who can proudly say “Made in the USA” as they fill jobs in Design, Machining, Plastic Injection Molding and Private Label Manufacturing.
Worcester notes that there is a shortage in workers with manufacturing job skills. He sites, “The middle income manufacturing job shortage will continue to grow as baby boomers in manufacturing continue to retire, as manufacturers no longer will do in-house training and as the demand for a higher skilled manufacturing workforce continues to increase- Manufacturing Skills Gap Report 2012.”
To combat this deficit, Worcester believes the answer is focused encouragement and skills training. “The EZ WORX program is different,” says Worcester. “We are a thriving, educational environment that provides access for a diverse student population and empowers them to succeed.”
The school offers an alternative education for individuals who do not (or cannot) attend college or technical school, but who see hands-on skills as the most attractive, and sometimes the only, alternative for their career success. The program seeks to include those who are: unemployed, veterans, worker retraining, or who are non-college bound.
EZ WORX is the only manufacturing school of its kind in Washington State. The school’s mission is to train individuals using the methodology developed and brought to perfection by some of America's most successful manufacturers and entrepreneurs. The 150-credit hour program provides graduates with the skills and competencies necessary to obtain entry-level positions in any manufacturing environment, as well as starting their own manufacturing or private label business.
In addition to providing training skills, EX WORX engages in round table discussions with regional manufactures to advise and hire potential workers from the school. Regional manufacturers are currently participating in these inclusive and supportive exchanges.
Manufacturing industries in Washington State include aircraft and missiles, shipbuilding and other transportation equipment, lumber, food processing, metals and metal products, chemicals, and machinery.