LARWILL — Whitko Career Academy’s Welding and Precision Machining programs recently toured Paragon Medical in Pierceton.
WCA and Paragon Building One Senior Engineering Manager Jason Wolfe coordinated the tours, and Paragon Process Improvement Manager Jeff Dryer led them.
The tours began with an informational presentation in the boardroom with a discussion about what types of products are produced at Paragon. The presentation then moved to an open discussion about employability skills.
After transitioning to the manufacturing floor, machine utilization, machine monitoring and coordinate measuring machines were discussed as the tour progressed through building one.
The tour concluded in the boardroom with a question and answer session that spurred a discussion over compensation and benefits in the manufacturing industry.
The WCA Precision Machining and Welding programs would thank all of those individuals who helped to make these tours safe and educational.