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Oberg Awarded Six New Apprenticeship Programs

5/20/2014

FREEPORT, PA – Oberg Industries, a full-service contract manufacturer of precision metal components and assemblies, was awarded approval from the State of Pennsylvania for six new Apprenticeship Training Programs. These include two CNC programs for operators and setup programmers in each of the following areas: turning, milling, and mill/turn. All Apprentice Programs at Oberg are competency-based.

Oberg Industries has had Apprenticeship Training Programs since the company began with numerous courses ranging from CAD Die Designer, Precision EDM Operator, and Precision Stamping Press Operator, to Precision Machinist Specialist, CNC Machine Setup Operator, to Die Component Specialist. Each of these competency-based programs is registered with the Department of Labor and the Veteran’s Administration.

Oberg’s Apprenticeship Training is an “earn while you learn” program that combines work-based learning with CBT (computer-based training), and related classroom instruction. There is no cost to the student. The company provides the materials, training, knowledge, facilities, and equipment so that each apprentice can be successful and receive a Journey-worker certificate and NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) credentials in a specific skilled area of work providing they complete the program requirements.

For over 63 years, Oberg’s Training Programs have successfully developed and equipped hundreds of employees with the skills and knowledge to succeed in the metalworking job market of their day and the growing industries of tomorrow.

Oberg Industries is currently stepping up the development efforts of their people for succession planning and to guarantee continued success and enhance the company’s performance and competitiveness. “Customers Rely On Us…We Rely On Our People” is the new branding and recruitment tag line being used to amplify the company’s HR focus.

About Oberg Industries

Headquartered just north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Oberg Industries is a diversified manufacturer with over 800 employees worldwide specializing in the production of precision machined or stamped metal components and precision tooling. Oberg’s global manufacturing footprint includes operations in Pennsylvania, Costa Rica, and Mexico.

Each manufacturing facility is ISO certified and operates under one or more of the following standards: ISO 9001:2008, ISO/TS 16949:2009, ISO 13485:2003 and AS 9100:2009 Rev. C. Oberg is a strategic contract manufacturing partner for numerous Fortune 500 companies in the Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer/Industrial Products, Defense, Energy, Housing, Medical Device, Metal Packaging, and Munitions markets. The company’s website is www.oberg.com

Contact: David Getty, Manager of Corporate Communications 1-724-294-1225, david.getty@oberg.com

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