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DWD Praises Ocean Spray on Expanded Apprenticeship Program
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/24/2014

Department of Workforce Development Secretary Reggie Newson congratulated Ocean Spray on its early success as a new partner in the Wisconsin Apprenticeship program and its decision to sponsor more apprentices in the proven on-the-job training program that employers increasingly see as a skills gap solution.

"Just six months ago, we welcomed Ocean Spray into the Apprenticeship program, and today, we applaud Ocean Spray on a great start and its expansion of the program to include more apprentices," Secretary Newson said.

Ocean Spray began working with the training program last August. Its apprentices training to be maintenance technicians make up significant number of the participants in the program.

Plant Director Tim Peoples says Ocean Spray's ability to expand its markets and products is directly tied to its ability to find employees with the right skills.

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