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UAW-Ford Center to Train Hourly Workers in Advanced Manufacturing

May 23, 2019 / IndustryWeek
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In an effort to upskill workers,  Ford Motor Co. on May 22,  unveiled the newly transformed UAW-Ford Technical Training Center. The center, a $35 million investment for Ford located in Lincoln Park, Mich., is designed to provide state-of-the-art technology training to hourly employees from the company's manufacturing plants.
The UAW-Ford Technical Training Center allows our people to support technologies and equipment critical to keeping our plants running and provides opportunities for hourly employees to use their intelligence, skills and experience to recommend additional improvements, said Gary Johnson, Ford chief officer, Global Manufacturing and Labor Affairs.
The UAW and Ford replaced the infrastructure, manufacturing technology and equipment inside the existing building. The Advanced Manufacturing team helped identify manufacturing technologies used every day in Ford plants and important for skilled trades training, including 3D printers, collaborati...