Woodshop News, a national business news magazine for the Woodworking Industry, featured Mr. Dean Mattson and the Manufacturing Industry Learning Lab (MILL) in the December issue of the publication.
Described as “Answering the Call”, the article describes how two Colorado school districts and generous support from the wood industry have created a state-of-the-art training center to produce the next generation of woodworkers.
The feature explains the inception of the MILL and the successful start of this revolutionary program.
“One hundred twenty days ago, this building was empty. You think about how slow some organizations move and how fast others do. That would be lightning speed, 120 days. I don’t know exactly how many people have been working on this but there have been literally hundreds of people that made this happen,” Mattson told the crowd.
The MILL was designed to meet a very specific industry need: training and preparing young people to exceptionally fill industry roles.
As top players in the industry learned of the project, partnerships and support flooded the program.
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