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Metalsa to add 300 jobs at Elizabethtown factory; positions full-time, permanent openings

Metalsa, the Mexico-based manufacturer committed to creating sustainable, socially responsible vehicle structures will add 300 jobs at its Elizabethtown factory effective immediately. The new jobs are needed to meet the increased demand for the company’s signature product, which is vehicle frames for light- and heavy-weight trucks. All positions are full-time, permanent openings for entry-level production...

KCTCS preparing students for the high-tech world of manufacturing (not your grandfather’s factory work)

In today’s world of work, manufacturing requires workers to be tech-savvy. This is no longer your grandfather’s dirty, dark and dangerous factory work. Today’s manufacturing facilities are bright, clean and high tech. You’re more likely to see employees using consoles to direct the work of robots, instead of doing back-breaking manual labor. The 16 colleges of the Kentucky Community and...

KCTCS colleges partner with Metalsa for registered apprenticeships in effort to build, maintain workforce

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) is the largest provider of workforce education in Kentucky and has partnerships with businesses across the Commonwealth. One of the longest standing partnerships is with Metalsa Structural Products, which has registered apprenticeship programs with Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (ECTC)....