WEG Looks to Hire, Sponsor Employees Through ECC Program

August 2, 2021 | Campus News

WEG Transformers USA (WEG), is seeking to hire multiple new employees, and then sponsor them through East Central College’s Registered Apprenticeship Program.

ECC’s Apprenticeship Program, though the Center for Workforce Development,  provides training to employees of area manufacturers, which is tailored to the needs of each company. The apprenticeships in ECC’s career and tech programs provides a chance for employees to earn wages while they are taking part in the apprenticeship.

Team members in these programs will be represented by IUE-CWA, Local 86114.

According to WEG, ECC’s registered apprenticeship programs provide in-depth skill training in areas such as industrial maintenance, welding and machining, to meet the needs of local companies.

“We are highly impressed with the innovative Apprenticeship Program at ECC and we look forward to training new employees,” said Lacey Oswald, human resource generalist with WEG.

“We are very fortunate to have a resource in our community such as ECC that provides state-of-the-art training for companies in our area. We are very excited to have another opportunity to invest in our employees in the manner.”

ECC and WEG have partnered previously to provide training to employees.

ECC apprentices learn on the job while also taking classes at the college that can lead to a certificate and/or a degree in high-demand manufacturing fields.

An apprenticeship shows current and potential employees that a company is willing to invest in them. The investment strengthens a company’s workforce retention efforts.

WEG specializes in the manufacturing, assembly, supervision, and commissioning services of Power and Distribution Transformers – refer to www.weg.us for additional details about WEG’s product and other relevant matters.

Currently, WEG’s product demand has been growing substantially and the company is looking for determined, committed and enthusiastic people to help increase operations for one of three manufacturing facilities in Heidmann Industrial Park in Washington.

To become eligible to participate in an ECC apprenticeship, job seekers must apply for a position at WEG. If the applicant is hired, then ECC partners with WEG to provide the required skill-set training.

To apply for a position at WEG, visit https://weg.us/contact/ and click the “Apply Today” button, or call the company’s Washington location at 636-239-9300 to speak with Chris Vansickle, HR Manager.