ECTC Workforce Solutions Customizes Training for Kruger Packaging
Published on May 23, 2022
ECTC Workforce Solutions has been assisting Kruger Packaging with several training elements to ensure the new plant is poised for success. The ability to tailor training and onboarding processes to suit an employer’s specific requirements is what allows Workforce Solutions to help facilitate the best possible outcome for its partners.
“Our work with Kruger Packaging is a perfect example of how we can assist employers throughout our 10-county service area in a variety of ways,” said Workforce Solutions Liaison Pam Cook. “Our team works hand-in-hand to create programs that provide these organizations with a highly skilled, highly trained workforce.”
Since the relationship began, ECTC Workforce Solutions has developed programs for Kruger Packaging to include production technician training, forklift certification training, ARC Flash/70E update training, and technical training on electrical motor controls, basic electrical troubleshooting and Programmable Logic Controllers. Production technician training includes soft skills, safety, general tools, problem solving, and lean training. In addition, ECTC assisted Kruger in pre-employment assessments, onboarding assistance, Credit for Prior Learning, and establishing a Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship.
These tailored initiatives were funded through KCTCS-TRAINS, a program used to offset the cost of customized training.
“It’s been our pleasure to partner with ECTC since selecting Elizabethtown as our new home,” said Kruger Packaging General Manager John Keith. “We’re excited to be a part of the Elizabethtown community, especially the way our partnership affords local students the opportunity to pursue careers in local industry.”
Kruger recently established the Kruger Packaging Scholarship, which will provide two $2,000 scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year for new and current ECTC students.
“This scholarship will help remove financial barriers for students pursuing credentials in industrial maintenance and business,” Keith said. “It’s the first of many, I hope.”