President and CEO of Portable Solutions Group, Robert Slagel, has two goals. The first one is to grow jobs in Appalachia. The second is to restore a level of hope to the people of Appalachia through direct or indirect job creation. Over the years, Slagel has been a leader in bringing economic prosperity back to Appalachia and specifically the Tri State area of Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia. As a result, he was invited to attend the taping of an upcoming NBC Nightly News segment with White House Correspondent, Geoff Bennett, at Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC) in Ashland, Kentucky. "There was a lot of hope for Appalachia on campus today at ACTC," stated Slagel.
Slagel was also given the opportunity to learn more about a new program that will be offered to ACTC students beginning this fall from Craig Bouchard, President and CEO of Braidy Industries, and the rest of the Braidy team.
During his visit to ACTC, Bouchard talked to numerous students about Braidy Industries and the Braidy degree program. The program will consist of three four-week internship opportunities at Brady Aluminum Mill where students will have hands-on training with pieces of the company’s equipment. The goal of this degree is to provide students with a set of skills that will allow them to work in technically advanced industrial settings. These skills include manufacturing principles, robotics, PLC programming, drive configuration, advanced electric motor control, critical thinking, communication skills, problem solving strategies, and troubleshooting techniques for the high tech equipment in the manufacturing industry. Braidy Industries will even consider hiring graduating students as full-time employees if they have completed the program and additional coursework with a 3.0 GPA or higher and meet other employment application requirements.
We here at DropBox Inc. are very excited to watch Applachia and the Tri State area continue to grow, and we look forward to the future!
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