Phillips-Medisize Named WTCS Futuremaker Partner
March 22, 2017 - The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) honored Phillips-Medisize Corporation for their commitment to technical college education. The Futuremaker Partner award recognizes the dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin's technical colleges and their community and employer partners.
"We’re pleased to honor Phillips-Medisize,” said John Schwantes, WTCS Board President. “The Futuremaker Partners include many of Wisconsin's leading companies. It’s evident the leadership at Phillips-Medisize supports students and has a true appreciation for the role our colleges play in their success."
Phillips-Medisize was the first company to utilize CVTC’s new 17-credit Manufacturing Quality Technical Diploma program, making it a mandatory credential for advancement in the company’s Quality Division. The company currently has 24 students enrolled in the program, fully funding each employee’s tuition, fees, materials, and regular company pay for class time. CVTC offers the program, with credits that build directly into CVTC’s Engineering Technologist Associate Degree, at its Menomonie campus to accommodate Phillips-Medisize.
“Phillips-Medisize is honored to receive this award and looks forward to continuing to partner with CVTC for many years. We continue to invest in our processes, facilities, and most of all our people, to support the needs of our customers today and in the future. We hire team-oriented individuals with a passion for excellence and who treat others with mutual respect, and we commit to continuously training our people to improve our capabilities. CVTC is an important partner for us in this endeavor,” commented Matt Jennings, Phillips-Medisize Chairman, CEO and President.
CVTC President Bruce Barker praised the college’s close partnership with Phillips-Medisize, pointing to the company’s sponsorship of student scholarships and reliable participation in various college events. “The company has also hired a large number of CVTC graduates over the years,” Barker said.
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