Toyota Turns To Training
Toyota West Virginia is starting to look at the long term and attempting to lay the groundwork for their future payroll.
As part of that, the company is now working with Bridgemont Community and Technical College to start an advanced manufacturing technician program.
“Toyota started looking at their operations in Buffalo and looking at the retirements that are going to occur over the next five to ten years,” said Karen Price with the West Virginia Manufacturing Association.
“They realized they need a trained workforce in place.”
The program they’ve created is a co-op program.
Students selected by Toyota will work at the Putnam County plant three days a week and go to school two days a week for five semesters. Those selected will be paid $17 an hour and receive the training. Once they’ve graduated, the sky is the limit.
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