FACT

WE HAVE THE WORKERS YOU NEED!

The FACT Initiative:

  • Provides area manufacturers with direct access to manufacturing program students
  • Expedites the time from degree to workforce
  • Strengthens the appeal of manufacturing-related careers
  • Grows enrollment in manufacturing-related programs
  • Unites manufacturers, educators, and students
  • FACT: 51% of our current workforce plans to retire in the next 10-15 years
    FACT: 54% of Wisconsin jobs require technical skills training
    FACT: 46% of workers have the appropriate skills/training to fill those jobs
    FACT: Now is the best time to invest in our manufacturing program students

    denise

    "Mercury understands that there will be less qualified candidates available in the future to fill the talent needs to support our strategic business objectives. We need to call on partners like Moraine Park to help grow talent in the Fond du Lac area. The FACT Initiative aligns with our desire to enlighten students of the career opportunities that are available in the field of manufacturing."
    Denise Devereaux, Mercury Marine – VP of Human Resources

    TJ

    "The FACT Initiative is a key component to the City of West Bend’s strategy to address the needs of present and future employers. In today’s world, the most critical component of economic development planning revolves around the availability of skilled workers and this initiative takes a positive step toward attaining that."
    T.J. Justice, City Administrator and Director, Department of Development – City of West Bend

    TJ

    "Manufacturing today is synonymous with state-of-the-art equipment and technology; a safe, clean work environment; and good-paying positions with many opportunities for advancement. Amerequip is committed to expanding from 150 to 500 employees by 2020. We want to be a significant employer of choice. By investing in FACT, we are investing in a skilled workforce."
    Mike VanderZanden, Amerequip – President/CEO

    "All indicators point to the fact that over the next 10 years one of the most challenging tasks for area employers will be the recruitment of individuals with the skills needed for many of the manufacturing-related jobs. The FACT Initiative not only address this critical need, it provides an incentive for prospective employees to obtain the necessary training to develop these valuable skills. Employers will be quick to realize the advantage of this specialized education and will line up with jobs offers in hand."
    Joe Reitemeier, President/CEO – Fond du Lac Association of Commerce

    • Print a pledge card and mail your gift to:
      Moraine Park Foundation
      235 N. National Ave.
      Fond du Lac, WI 54936
    • Call (920) 924-3225 with questions