TRUMPF expands training capabilities

June 13, 2018
"We need to take action to prepare our workforce."

TRUMPF’s announced the its offering of “at the machine” instruction in a 40,000-square foot, state-of-the art training center.

“We look forward to providing our customers with a first-class learning experience beginning with their arrival in our new interactive lobby, to learning in our state-of-the art classrooms, followed by hands-on training on our expanded machine floor and a visit to our bright training cafeteria” said Christine Benz, training & development manager for TRUMPF.

TRUMPF claims to recognize the importance of supporting its customers and employees with superior instruction and training in order to keep pace with advanced manufacturing. “With the digital transformation of manufacturing and society, we need to take action to prepare our workforce. As a family-owned company, we recognize our responsibility with regard to this change and want to support our customers in this endeavor as well,” said Burke Doar, senior vice president of TRUMPF.

The company offers IACET- and SAA-certified courses to enable customer advancement within the industry. Both certifications are reflective of the knowledge and expertise offered by the company’s experienced and devoted training instructors, according to TRUMPF, which notes this as the first training center in the machine-tool industry to achieve both certifications simultaneously. The company also offers a tuition-covered, full-time paid apprenticeship program for aspiring employees, and is certified to train veterans who have the opportunity to enroll in TRUMPF training courses to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) at no cost.

With this initiative, TRUMPF is now capable of training 5,000 students within 630 training events a year, which will be a significant increase from the 3,000 students that took part in training events a year ago. The new training floor is equipped with 13 TRUMPF machines, including tube lasers, material handling and material storage systems as well as laser, bending, and punching machinery. TRUMPF has 14 classrooms and two virtual learning classrooms, offering an e-learning specialist to teach online machine-operator-and-programming training courses in its two new web pods.

“Our facility enables us to offer a wider variety of TRUMPF machines and courses, to a wider variety of students,” said Benz. “It doesn’t matter whether our customers come here with years of experience working with TRUMPF equipment or whether they are new to TRUMPF, they will leave the training center retaining valuable skills and knowledge that will impact their company’s performance as well as improve their professional growth.”

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