Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Next Gen Shipbuilder: Fincantieri Marinette Marine

"Sparks flying, the smell of flux and metal fusion in the air, and a fog horn echoing in the distance. On Friday, October 23, Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) welcomed over 100 local high school students from Marinette, WI and Menominee, Mich. to learn about the art of shipbuilding, and what it takes to become the next generation Shipbuilder. 
Students were hand selected by school instructors, based on their aptitude and interest in Voc Tech classes, math, and engineering.  FMM, the largest employer within the local community, teamed with employee development partner Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) to provide participants with a firsthand introduction to the fast paced and rewarding careers in shipbuilding. The event included demonstrations in welding, electrical, engineering, and operations.  Presenters covered not only the specifics about each trade, but also the education needed to obtain that position, and career paths for those excelling in that discipline. Students learned that in addition to obtaining a job in these specific areas, individuals with this specific training may also pursue careers in Supervision, Program Management, Purchasing, and Sales.  The event was held at the Northcoast Marine Manufacturing Training Center, a state of the art training facility managed by NWTC, located one block from the shipyard. The center was designed with Marine Manufacturing in mind, equipped with welding, electrical, and brazing labs, in addition to traditional classrooms. This proved to be a perfect venue to introduce local students to the skilled trades in a safe and control environment..."
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