Facing a shortage of skilled talent needed to grow its business, Permac Industries partnered on a program to provide underemployed people with fast-track training needed for machine-operator jobs.

  • EMPLOYER: Permac Industries
  • INDUSTRY: Aviation & Aerospace
  • PARTNERSHIP: Dunwoody College of Technology, South Central Community College, The Manufacturing Institute, ACT, and the National Institute for Metalworking Skills
  • AREA OF FOCUS: Hiring, Internship, Mentoring, School-to-Work
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"Working with our area community colleges, Permac and other precision machine shops were able to design a new accelerated model that meets our hiring needs – Right Skills Now!”
Darlene Miller, President and CEO, Permac Industries

The Challenge

Permac Industries needed to find employers with the skills necessary to run sophisticated precision machine tools and equipment while also maintaining the company’s reputation for on-time delivery and quality service.

The Solution

Permac partnered with Minnesota educational institutes and other partners to create “Right Skills Now,” a fast-track education initiative. “Right Skills Now” provides a semester of applied instruction plus a paid internship, with the goal of preparing students for employment as entry-level CNC operators.

The Outcome


Source: The Manufacturing Institute. Employer Spotlight: Permac Industries.