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OTC will train new employees at company in Lebanon

Published On: Feb 27 2014 01:23:45 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 27 2014 02:37:59 PM CST

Ozarks Technical Community College and Detroit Tool Metal Products in Lebanon are teaming to launch a new certificate program designed to train area workers who are looking for a career with the full-service manufacturer of precision metal stampings, fabricated components and value-added assemblies.

With the program, offered through the OTC Lebanon Center, DTMP will invest in training that will give their current and future workforce the skills necessary to excel in their careers.

“Here at Detroit Tool Metal Products, we value our employees and believe that they are our greatest asset. We are continuing to grow and are looking to hire hard working individuals seeking long-term employment,” Angie Hendrix, Human Resource Director for DTMP.

Brian Harlan, plant manager at DTMP, added, “We are excited to partner with OTC and we believe this program will help take us to the next level and be one of the leading employers in our industry.”

New hires at DTMP will be trained in a variety of areas. Those areas include industrial safety, print reading for manufacturing, applied technical math, mechanical dimensioning and manufacturing processes. These classes are all accredited college classes and once the employee has completed the certificate program, they will be halfway through an Associate’s Degree.

When asked about the impact of the program, Mark Stombaugh, President of Lebanon Regional Economic Development, Inc. commented: “DTMP is investing in one of the critical areas of success, the development of a highly qualified team. We are really excited about the great partnership that has been developed here with DTMP and OTC. The certificate program will have broad reaching applicability in this community and throughout our workforce. OTC continues to bring additional, focused, educational opportunities here to their Lebanon campus. They really are a tremendous asset to this community”.

Detroit Tool Metal Products will be sending their new employees through the Certificate program at OTC beginning in March 2014. The training is also open to other Lebanon area employers with similar training or education needs.

Sherry Coker, director of OTC’s Center for Workforce Development, said the program focuses on preparing the workforce with a variety of skills.

“These are fundamental skills and eventually the program will shift in teaching more specialized skills,” she said. “The training offers workers the skills they need to hold a well-paying, in-demand job.”