MultiSource Manufacturing, ARCC receive $265,000 grant for employee training
In late February, Anoka-Ramsey Community College was awarded a $265,000 Minnesota Job Skills (MJSP) Grant with MultiSource Manufacturing, a precision machining company working with the semiconductor, aerospace and defense industries.
Over the next two years, Anoka-Ramsey will provide training at MultiSource’s four locations in the Twin City metro area (Ramsey, Anoka, Minnetonka and Burnsville). The training will include classes in: CNC Machining, Geometric Dimensioning and Solid Works. Drawing on Anoka-Ramsey’s already extensive programming, various classes teaching Lean manufacturing strategies will also be offered.
Leveraging on the recent alignment between Anoka-Ramsey and Anoka Technical College, and the strengths of each institution, Anoka Tech will provide some of the technical classes.
“We [Anoka-Ramsey] are proud to be able to deliver results-oriented learning programs that equip employees in our community with new skills and knowledge to achieve lasting career success,” says Steve Jones, Director of Training at Anoka-Ramsey and grant coordinator. “Further, the training classes developed through these grants will then available for other businesses and employees in the region.”
Over the past two years, as the result of a previous MJSP grant for $45,000 and a customized training contract as Mulitcourse merged their Blaine and Fridley divisions into one new location in Ramsey, Anoka-Ramsey and MultiSource have developed a strong relationship. During this time, Mike Schuffenhauer, President of MultiSource, was selected as the 2011 Manufacturing Executive of the Year by the Minnesota Precision Machining Association, and MultiSource was nominated for 2011 Manufacturing Company of the Year. This new MJSP grant will allow the successful partnership between the college and the company to continue and to grow.
Recent news reports have revealed the need for skilled manufacturing workers. A new grant between Suburban Manufacturing, a an engineering driven manufacturing organization meeting needs in Defense, Hydraulics, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Agriculture, Construction & Utility and Industrial markets, and Anoka-Ramsey Community College will repond to this need.
A $47,000 Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) grant will allow Anoka-Ramsey Community College to work with Suburban Manufacturing to train and enhance the skills of Suburban employees.
The developed training can later be repurposed to train employees from around the region.
Specifically, Anoka-Ramsey will work Suburban Manufacturing to develop training for Suburban employees in:
• Statistical Process Control
• Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
• Essentials of Dimensional Metrology
• Quality Management – Root Cause Analysis and Problem Solving
• Project Management
• Customer Service Excellence
• Excel Computer Software
Peter Thompson, CEO of Suburban Manufacturing comments that the employee skills and knowledge gained from the training provided by Anoka-Ramsey will assist the company in its goal to double in size over the next few years and obtain world-class performance.
Suburban is an engineering driven manufacturing organization that partners with customers to design and develop unique and specific solutions for multiple application specific needs in the Defense, Hydraulics, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Agriculture, Construction & Utility and Industrial markets. In addition to custom engineered solutions, Suburban offers a complete line of standard products sold under the Tsunami and Lube Minder brands.
For more information about career development training at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, visit www.AnokaRamsey.edu/en/Training.aspx
ABOUT ANOKA-RAMSEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Anoka-Ramsey Community College, with campuses in Cambridge and Coon Rapids, has been a leading provider of higher education and training in East Central Minnesota since 1978 and the north suburban area of Minneapolis/St. Paul since 1965.
Annually, the college serves more than 12,000 learners of all ages as they pursue associate degrees that transfer as the first two years of a bachelor’s degree, or certificate programs that lead immediately to rewarding careers. In fiscal year 2010, the Professional Training division provided 2,101 people more than 45,000 hours of courses or training. Anoka-Ramsey Community College is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.