Come In and Check Us Out
Matthew Dembicki, Community College Daily
When Michael Reader opened a new 45,0000-square-foot facility for his family-owned precision manufacturing company in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, he expected to see a line of job applicants outside his door. That didn’t happen.
Reader realized he needed to step up for the survival of his business. The company reached out to local schools, providing facility tours for school counselors and math and science teachers, apprenticeships and summer experiences for high school students, and externships for teachers. Last year, the company opened a new Reader Precision Machining and Manufacturing Center at Gateway Tech and provided the modern manufacturing equipment that students need to prepare for advanced manufacturing jobs.