Metalsa Structural Products has partnered with Kentucky Career and Technical College System to offer apprenticeship programs.
The registration is offered at Hopkinsville Community College, which has partnered closely with the business for several years to offer workforce education avenues to students. According to a press release, at Metalsa Hopkinsville, employees apply within for Metalsa apprenticeships first and then are enrolled and attend regular college classes on the HCC campus to include industrial maintenance courses. The college recently spent about six months revamping the classes specifically to meet Metalsa’s and other local business needs.
Through the KCTCS partnership, Metalsa is one of 21 companies receiving funding from the Kentucky Department of Labor, which provided $250,000 to help grow the number of registered apprenticeship programs across the state.
Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary Derrick Ramsey says, “Through the Apprenticeship USA Expansion grant, Kentucky is able to create a viable pipeline of skilled workers serving the Commonwealth today and well into the foreseeable future. KCTCS understands how to modify traditional curriculum to meet the needs of business and industry— which is key to a healthy Kentucky economy.”