AMETEK SMP on the search for manufacturing talent at Workforce Alliance New Haven recruitment day

Thursday, October 10, 2019

AMETEK SMP on the search for manufacturing talent at Workforce Alliance New Haven recruitment day

AMETEK Specialty Metal Products (SMP) led a student recruitment drive as part of an initiative set up by the Workforce Alliance in New Haven, Connecticut and the Connecticut Job Center.

Twenty students nearing graduation from the Gateway Community College in New Haven attended the event as part of their Manufacturing ‘Skill Up’ program. The program sees its participants learning manufacturing skills and brushing up on existing knowledge to help them keep pace with skills and competencies used in the global manufacturing industry.

AMETEK SMP Wallingford Human Resources Manager, Gwynnyth Henderson, led a presentation at the four-hour event on what the leading global metal strip manufacturer has to offer aspiring engineers and metallurgists. After the presentation, twenty potential candidates were interviewed for roles that are currently available within the business.

Gwynnyth Henderson said of the event, “I was hugely impressed with the enthusiasm, knowledge and drive of the students we saw at the Workforce Alliance event. They all spoke with passion and determination during their interviews with me, and I feel very optimistic about the future of manufacturing in New Haven after meeting everyone at the event.”

The Workforce Alliance is part of the US Labor Department, which works to promote and protect the rights of job seekers, workers and retirees in the United States. Workforce Alliance works closely with businesses, such as AMETEK SMP Wallingford to educate and inform job seekers about job opportunities, training programs and community schemes, as well as to bring potential job candidates together with key employers in the area.

AMETEK SMP Wallingford manufactures high purity metal strip, shaped wire, thermal management products and engineered shaped components used in a variety of sectors, including medical, aerospace, electronics and defense. Its high purity metal strip is made from nickel, nickel-iron, nickel-chrome, cobalt and titanium, amongst other metals and alloys, while its wire products are made with its advanced technology of drawing, rolling and shaping metals and alloys such as stainless steel, copper, brass, nickel and aluminium.