Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC is pumping $2.1 million to boost training efforts in Indiana. The company’s newest World Class Manufacturing Academy is located at its facility in Tipton. It will serve the 8,200 FCA USA employees at the Tipton Transmission Plant and the UAW National Training Center in Kokomo.
The company says classes are already underway and feature hands-on training in partnership with Indiana University, Purdue University and Ivy Tech Community College. WCMA Indiana, as it’s called, is the fourth such facility launched by FCA USA. It is patterned after the original Warren, Michigan location.
WCMA Indiana Co-Lead Lori Hoback says "in Indiana, we are harvesters, so it is only natural that we apply our skills in nurturing and cultivating to our manufacturing workforce. FCA US and the UAW have a responsibility to develop the current and next generation of workers to continue supporting the production of some of the world’s most recognizable automotive brands. When we invest in our people, we invest in our products and our customers. Everyone wins."
The methodology of WCM revolves around systematically eliminating waste and improving quality and safety. FCA US says, including this investment, it has pumped approximately $1.9 billion and added more than 4,100 jobs in Tipton and Howard counties since 2009.
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