On the occasion of the ManfDay18 event we blogged about the value of investing in young talent.
At Wenzel America we don’t just talk the talk, we actively grow our own talent with an eye to the future and the sort of workforce we need going forward. Here’s an opportunity to meet some of our young talent.
Adam Ross is training with us to be a service technician. Like Alena he went to a local High School and on to the OSTC and on to Oakland Community College (OCC) with which Wenzel America has a technology partnership. Adam is a bit of a “Gear Head”; despite his young age he has a Mitsubishi Evo he races and a BMW 5 series as his daily driver which he has tuned up to 430 Horse Power. He enjoys working with the Wenzel CMM machines because they are highly precise and, in his works, “Surgical” to work on. Adam would like to get more experience in as a service technician and move up to working in the field on Customers machines across the country.
Steven Fortner is also training as a service technician. Steven has come to us having previously worked with a Robotics company following his degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Toledo. Joining Wenzel was an eye opener for Steven who had no idea previously how much interesting technology there was in the metrology field. Steven likes to work with his hands as well as use his technical knowledge so he is in the right job and enjoying learning. In his spare time Steven likes to play video games like Overwatch and Red Dead Redemption 2.
Meet Alena Cook who is interning with us from the Oakland Schools Technical Campus South West (OSTC) with whom we collaborated for our ManfDay18 event. Alena is at High School locally but also attends the OSTC that combines a technical education in Mechatronics with work placement. Alena hopes to attend University when she graduates next year but, in the meantime, she is learning about the workplace working with Wenzel America’s Service Department. In her spare time Alena likes to sing. She sings solo because in her words; “I sing too loud for any Choir!” We like having her around and value her contribution.
At Wenzel America we can see the value in growing our own talent in partnership with the local Michigan educational community as we go forward to meet the technology challenges of the future. Furthermore, we enjoy and benefit from having the company of fresh minds in our midst.