ManpowerGroup donates 25K to BTC

ManpowerGroup, the Milwaukee-based company considered the international leader in innovative workforce solutions, has contributed $25,000 to Blackhawk Technical College’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Center (AMTC) in Milton.

In response to this generous Gold Level gift, Blackhawk will name the AMTC’s Student Resource Lab in honor of ManpowerGroup.

“We are excited to contribute to such a forward thinking and needed community resource offering highly valued training and skill development for the manufacturing sector, a critical component to Wisconsin’s continued overall economic recovery,’’ said Theresa Carroll, Area Branch Manager of ManpowerGroup.

ManpowerGroup and its family of brands – Manpower, Experis, Right Management and ManpowerGroup Solutions – provides services in 80 countries and territories. As workforce experts, it connects more than 600,000 people to meaningful work across a wide range of skills and industries every day.

The local Manpower office is located in Janesville at 20 S. Main St., Suite 11, and offers a range of services for job seekers and employers, including permanent, temporary, employee assessment and selection, training and consulting.

“Just by the nature of its international business, ManpowerGroup understands the need for and importance of a well-trained and skilled workforce,’’ said BTC President Tom Eckert. “ManpowerGroup also recognizes how important a vital manufacturing sector is to its home state of Wisconsin.

“ManpowerGroup has a well-deserved reputation as an ethical and generous corporate citizen, and Blackhawk Technical College is honored to be recognized by such a distinguished organization.’’

The ManpowerGroup Foundation, founded in 1953, supports job training and education initiatives that focus on employment pathways.

“Blackhawk Technical College and ManpowerGroup share the same objectives – to educate and train skilled workers who will use their talents to better their communities,’’ said Elizabeth Horvath, BTC’s director of advancement and community relations. “We are privileged to receive this generous gift.’’

The Advanced Manufacturing Training Center is in its second year of operation at 15 Plumb St, Milton. The 105,000 square feet, state-of-the-art facility is home to the Welding, Computer Numerical Control, Industrial Mechanic, Electro-Mechanical Technology, Manufacturing Information Technology and Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC) classes that are part of the Advanced Manufacturing and Transportation program.

The AMTC features 40 welding bays; six automated system labs including robotics, servo, hydraulics, PLC and process control; training labs for fabrication, CNC, industrial maintenance, mechanical design and HVAC/R; the manufacturing information technology classroom, which features the only state approved Manufacturing IT program in Wisconsin; the Capstone Lab where students from all disciplines work together on projects; and Capstone Cameras, where students watch projections of lab work through camera technology.

For more information on ManpowerGroup, 100 Manpower Place, Milwaukee, please view www.manpower.com