Fulton High School recently invited Timkin Drives, a local manufacturer to meet with graduating seniors to present the Timkin/Sauk Multicraft Intern opportunity as part of the region’s Multicraft Extended Internship Program.
Timkin shared the possibilities that exist if students commit to the internship that allows them to go to Sauk Valley Community College two days a week as a multicraft interns and work three days a week. Students complete the internship with a two-year multicraft certificate. Fulton High School is part of the MORE team and helps connect local manufacturers to graduating seniors.
To support the internship program, Whiteside Area Career Center (WACC) and Sauk Valley Community College have purchased multiple pieces of equipment this year, including two Haas mini mills, two Haas lathes, and six new CNC simulators. All of this equipment is housed at the WACC manufacturing technology center and has been purchased in response to workforce demands. Night courses are now offered at the facility to further engage industry and the community in workforce development.
Watch “Humans of Sauk Valley,” a video about MORE’s efforts that debuted in April 2018.