Christopher Roberts, Tyson Foods Maintenance Training Supervisor, speaks to a class of 13 new Tyson employees at the DMACC Perry Center, as DMACC President Rob Denson (second from left) and a visiting delegation looks on.
This was part of a larger DMACC Perry Center tour that included Tyson human resource and maintenance executives and a representative from the U.S. Department of Labor/Office of Apprenticeship. The Tyson workers are concurrently enrolled at DMACC’s Perry Center. Upon completion of a nine-month classroom and hands-on training program, the new Tyson workers will receive a DMACC Industrial Maintenance Certificate and a potential pay increase. Some of the classwork includes specialized welding, industrial electrical, fluid power and other industrial maintenance skills.
The Tyson students can also use this certificate as an entry point to earn a two-year degree. Roberts says the DMACC training program is an efficient way for new workers to learn important skills and training as they also get on the job experience. DMACC is also offering the Industrial Maintenance Certificate program and other customized course offerings to area employers. For more information contact, DMACC’s program administrator, Galen Briggs at 515-256-4905 or firstname.lastname@example.org.