Natrona Heights, PA – Oberg is extremely proud to honor our latest class of graduating apprentices and salute their dedication and hard work in completing the state-registered program to receive their Journeyworker certification. The event, held on July 21, recognized 45 apprentices graduating from 2019 to 2022 (as the pandemic had prevented previous group ceremonies over the past 2 years). Nearly thirty-five apprentices were able to attend and were joined by PADLI Director of the Apprenticeship & Training Office, Tara Loew (shown above), who congratulated the graduates and highlighted the benefits of an apprenticeship education; including higher overall earnings, certifiable skills and more secure employment over their lifetime. Since its inception in the early 1970s, Oberg’s registered “earn-while-you-learn” apprenticeship program has graduated nearly 500 highly-skilled employees into a wide variety of positions in the company.
Loew explained that apprenticeships build happier, more productive employees because “people value an employer that values and invests in them.” She credited Oberg’s program and said programs like it allow organizations to build the skilled workforce needed for a company’s long-term economic success. Other PADLI attendees from Ms. Loew’s team included Danielle Demirovic, Christie DeWitt, Bryan Nilsson and Alex Peterson.
Oberg CEO, Rich Bartek, along with Directors of Manufacturing, Mark Allen and Bill Bell, and Apprentice Training Lead, Steve Garia, were present to congratulate each graduate at the ceremony and to award them with their Journeyworker certificate.
Oberg extends our congratulations and looks forward to celebrating continued success with this talented group of graduates. For additional details, click here.