Apprenticeship Program Pays Off for Mack Molding

| September 8, 2017

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While many plastics processors bemoan the difficulty of finding qualified workers to hire, some processors are doing something about it. One of them is contract manufacturer Mack Molding, Arlington, Vt., whose apprenticeship program is yielding a steady stream of skilled recruits. Recruits typically are pursuing technical degrees, and it has become something of a tradition to welcome former interns back to Mack as full-time employees after graduation, says Mack president Jeff Somple.

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