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Trumpf Unveils Expanded Training Center

Friday, June 15, 2018
Trumpf Inc. lifted the lid on its expanded training center with a ribbon cutting—more accurately the cutting of a steel band—on June 12 in Farmington, CT. With a $3 million-plus investment, the company signaled its commitment to training and educating sheetmetal-fabrication customers and employees by adding 18,000 sq. ft. to the facility, which now totals 40,000 sq. ft. Upgrades include an interactive lobby, 14 state-of-the-art classrooms as well as two virtual-learning classrooms, an expanded machine floor for hands-on training, and an expanded, brighter cafeteria.

With the expansion, Trumpf now can train 5000 students via 630 training events per year, a boost over the 3000 students that could be trained annually prior to the expansion. The hands-on training floor now features 13 machines, including tube lasers, material-handling and -storage systems, and laser, bending and punching equipment.

“Our facility enables us to offer a wider variety of Trumpf machines and courses, to a wider variety of students,” says Christine Benz, the company’s training and development manager.

Company officials note that Trumpf offers International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)- and (Connecticut) State Approving Agency (SAA)-certified courses, and is the first and only training center in the machine-tool industry to achieve both IACET and SAA certifications simultaneously. The company also offers a tuition-paid, full-time paid apprenticeship program and is certified to train veterans, who can, at no cost, enroll in courses to earn Continuing Education Units.

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