MCPHERSON, KS — Viega LLC announced its Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program with the assistance of Hutchinson Community College.
Viega is currently interviewing and selecting students for the program which will start in January, 2017. In addition to receiving a paid position working in Viega’s plastics, metals, machining or maintenance divisions, students who are selected for the program will receive a three-year associate’s degree paid-in-full by Viega with the potential to earn other employee benefits. Graduates of Viega’s apprenticeship program will also be offered a full-time position from Viega upon graduation.
“Historically, it has been a challenge to find qualified highly technical employees for our operations,” said Eric Wicker, director of manufacturing, Viega. “The program was started to build future talent as we grow and expand in McPherson. This would allow us to grow that talent from the ground up in a program specifically tailored to cover what we feel is critical to succeed at Viega.”
To supply its distribution network, Viega opened its central, 439,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility in McPherson in 2009. The facility is now home to Viega’s vertically integrated PEX manufacturing. In 2016, Viega began production of Viega MegaPress fittings at a new 80,000-square-foot facility on its McPherson campus.
Established in 1928, Hutchinson Community College offers more than 1,300 courses for more than 120 majors. HCC programs are advised by industry leaders, who ensure its programs are meeting employer needs and that its students are workforce-ready. Its programs are also industry certified, increasing employment opportunities for its graduates.
Apply by contacting Viega recruiter, Jeff Glimpse at [email protected] or 316/303-6621.