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FloridaMakes Celebrates First IMT Apprenticeship Graduate

By Doug Wise posted 14 days ago

  
Krystle Wilson with IMT Certification
For her continued hard work and increased skills, Krystle was recently promoted to CNC Machinist II with a substantial raise to go with her new title.

FloridaMakes is happy to announce that Krystle Wilson is the first person to graduate from the FloridaMakes Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) Apprenticeship Program. As a result, she has received her IMT certification from the State of Florida.
The goal of the IMT Apprenticeship Program, which began in April 2020, is to advance entry-level skills for new and existing employees who work in industrial manufacturing.

Flexible Program
In spite of the challenges of being a single parent with inadequate transportation, Krystle was able to complete the program, partly due to its flexibility. Additionally, Krystle was able attain a national Certified Production Technician certificate by dedicating evening hours at home to take the required courses.

"The IMT Apprenticeship Program is amazing," said Krystle. "It will teach you many different things. And it's flexible and convenient."

Online & On-the-Job Training
The IMT Apprenticeship Program is sponsored by the FloridaMakes network and core courses are offered by the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council. These include Safety, Quality Practices & Measurement, Manufacturing Processes & Production and Maintenance Awareness.

Not having to take classes in a traditional classroom setting accelerated Krystle’s ability to upgrade her skills.

“It really was so easy, and I was building a solid foundation by applying what I learned each night to my day-to-day functions at work through on-the-job training," said Krystle.

Career Advancement
For her continued hard work and increased skills, Krystle was recently promoted to CNC Machinist II with a substantial raise to go with her new title.

Congratulations Krystle!


For more information about the IMT Apprenticeship Program, please contact Toni Joyce, IMT Apprenticeship Coordinator, at toni.joyce@floridamakes.com.
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