gmtoday: Foxconn Training Center is open Contractors and union share cost to teach potential workers

gmtoday: Foxconn Training Center is open Contractors and union share cost to teach potential workers

CITY OF PEWAUKEE — In order to train the many skilled workers needed for the Foxconn project, the Foxconn Training Center has been created on its development site in Mount Pleasant.

Lead contractors, Gilbane Building Company and Hoffman Construction, Wisconsin Operating Engineers Local 139, the Wisconsin Building Trades Council, Racine Mayor Cory Mason, Case IH, and Miller-Bradford & Risberg implement dealers comprise the Skill Improvement and Apprenticeship Fund (SIAF) group, which is funded by the members of Wisconsin Operating Engineers Local 139 to provide local residents and under-employed individuals the opportunity to enter the construction trades and participate in the Foxconn project.

“We have been working like hell to create the real opportunities for Wisconsin residents,” said Terrance McGowan, president of Wisconsin Operating Engineers Local 139, in a statement. “The Foxconn promise can only be kept if we deliver the training, funding and opportunities that taxpayers expect, especially to a region that has seen devastating economic impacts over the years.” Read the full story here