WTCS honors Charter Films, Inc. with 'Futuremakers Partner Award'
A major manufacturer
in the Superior area is the latest recipient of the “Futuremakers Partner Award”
from the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Board. Charter Films, Inc.
accepted the award at the WTCS Board Meeting at Wisconsin Indianhead
Technical College (WITC) Superior campus.
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 explained. “Through these partnerships, we
are building a highly-skilled workforce and strong communities.”
Charter Films, Inc. is the leader in engineering,
extruding and manufacturing plastic films for a wide variety of industries. The
company 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.
“This 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,” said Trapp. “We have worked together for many years
to help align our job skill needs with the education curriculum at the technical
college,” Trapp added.
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 said. “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 school