Focus on High-Demand Careers: Heavy Metal

Focus on High-Demand Careers: Heavy Metal

Fall 2016

| By: Britten, Casey

Like one Oshkosh company has experienced, FVTC Welding grads are in heavy demand.

Muza Metal Products, a full-service metal fabrication and machining company in Oshkosh, is working with Fox Valley Technical College to fill a significant need for skilled welders. Muza leaders serve on the college’s program advisory committee, helping to ensure that graduates are well prepared for success.

“Our welders fabricate parts for a diversified customer with numerous end-user markets,” states Muza Account Manager Mike Selner. “I’ve worked closely with recent Fox Valley Tech grads and found that they produce the best solutions.”

Problem-solving is a key skill for professional welders. “We want welders who not only have good hands-on technical skills and can use the latest technologies, but Muza also needs people to fit into our team culture,” states John Kriz, company president. “Our welders can advance in their specialty area or into potential leadership positions.”

Muza Metal Products is also working with FVTC to proactively promote welding careers in the K-12 education system. “We want to showcase what our industry offers,” states Kriz. “Our 190,000-square-foot facility is bright, clean, high-tech and safe.”

Welding can be a lifelong career or a stepping stone to other paths. “We recently had someone start with us as a welder, advance to being a team leader and then return to school to become a certified weld inspector,” says Selner.

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Quick Facts:
94% graduate employment for FVTC’s Welding programs
20 full-time welding and metal fabrication opportunities posted per month in our region
2016 FVTC Graduate Employment Research Report and Wisconsin TechConnect