This was originally published on TheDailyTimes.com.
(October 27, 2017) — Blount County’s Tony Teffeteller didn’t need to be told twice about the great opportunity he’s been given to further his education.
He’s already signed up for the free internet courses that will make him more proficient in programs like Excel and PowerPoint with Microsoft Office. The program, called Better Worklife Academy, is offered to him through StaffingSolutions/ResourceMFG where Teffeteller is a temporary-to-hire employee. He just recently completed an eight-month assignment at DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee and is looking for his next placement through StaffingSolutions.
BWLA was launched on Aug. 21. StaffingSolutions here in Maryville is one of many companies that make up EmployBridge, which formed a partnership with Penn Foster for this online program. Anyone who completes 80 hours of employment with StaffingSolutions is eligible to participate in the Better Worklife Academy.
There are 17 different courses, said Kim Mantooth, staffing assistant for StaffingSolutions. The wide range includes administrative assistant, basic electrical, blueprint reading, bookkeeping, business English, electrical maintenance, electronics technician, hydraulics and pneumatics, industrial math, machinist, mechanical maintenance, Microsoft Office, production basics, safety, warehouse basics, welding and workforce readiness, bookkeeping to mechanical maintenance, production basics, warehouse basics and basic electrical.
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