A major manufacturer in the Superior area is the latest recipient of the “Futuremakers Partner Award” from the Wisconsin Technical College System Board. Charter Films, Inc. accepted the award at this week’s WTCS Board Meeting at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Superior campus.
Clancy, president of the WTCS, presented the award to Chris Trapp, CEO of
Charter Films, Inc. "The Futuremakers Partner award celebrates the impact
of college and employer collaboration in helping hundreds of thousands of
students set a direction for their future," Clancy explains. “Through
these partnerships, we are building a highly-skilled workforce and strong
Films, Inc. is the leader in engineering, extruding and manufacturing plastic
films for a wide variety of industries. The company has partnered with WITC to
create and grow their own training program, Charter University. This
computer-based education program allows employees to gain new skills and boost
income potential. WITC and Charter Films also worked together to secure
Workforce Advancement Training grants for the program.
award recognizes our partnership with WITC and exemplifies our commitment to
training and education of our employees. It also recognizes the importance of
cooperation between business and educational institutions,” says Trapp. “We
have worked together for many years to help align our job skill needs with the
education curriculum at the technical college,” Trapp adds.
Charter Films is one of the major manufacturing employers in
Superior and Douglas County. They ship products using local trucking firms and
rail, and purchase supplies from local companies in the region.
“This company has a significant impact on the local economy and is
an asset to the community and the state of Wisconsin,” Clancy says. “The Board
is very pleased to recognize Charter Films as a WTCS Futuremaker partner and a
key economic development driver in northwest Wisconsin.” In addition, Charter
Films has partnered with WITC and WTCS to promote manufacturing careers to high
Charter Films, Inc.