I have lived in the Falls since 1968. My great-great grandfather was one of the village founders. I have served the community in multiple ways: Firefighter, various boards and commissions and for many years was president of the Falls Cable Access Corp. Currently I own, and am active in, a restaurant equipment manufacturing company.
It is true. Good jobs are available in the manufacturing sector all around our area. But, companies are having trouble finding people with the skills required for these jobs.
This month, local Chambers of Commerce will be offering the Third Annual Manufacturing Career Expo. (MCE) On Wednesday Oct.12th and Thursday Oct.13th, the expo will be held at Davian's Conference Center at 16300 W. Silver Spring Drive.
Local students and parents are encourage to attend to learn about these skilled jobs and the possible availability of financial assistance to aid in training. The MCE has established scholarships for graduating seniors from Menomonee Falls, Germantown and Sussex Hamilton High Schools.
The expo will be open to the public that Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Thursday hours are 2:00 until 3:30 pm.
It is the hope of ther MCE that oneday the scholarship recipient will come full circle and establish a career with a local manufacturer.
For more information, contact your local Chamber of Commerce.