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DASI Solutions Graduates First Apprentice with Journeyman's Card

DASI Solutions graduated its very first apprentice last week for the completion of the Industrial Design Technician Apprenticeship Program. During their third annual STEM Summit last Thursday, Annette Norris and David Darbyshire from DASI Solutions, along with Dave Jackson from the Department of Labor, congratulated Kevin Laubenthal on his accomplishment.

Kevin began his Apprenticeship journey in July of 2015, soon after the Industrial Design Technician program was developed and launched. His final completion date was August 4, 2016. Kevin’s Capstone project, which is the “give-back” portion of the program, was completed with FIRST Robotics Team #4381 Gull Lake High School. He is a CSWP (Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional) and has been using the software for many years. Moving forward, Kevin will take his new knowledge and continue to apply it towards his career as a Lead Development Engineer/Designer at W.K. Kellogg Institute for Food and Nutrition Research.

DASI Solutions has partnered with Focus:Hope and JAMA in the American Apprenticeship Initiative, receiving grant funding for companies and participants who qualify. The Industrial Design Technician Apprenticeship Program is a 2 year program that combines classroom training with on-the-job training and a Capstone Project geared toward helping to close the recent skilled trade’s gap left by the retiring “baby boomers”. “Kevin and Kellogg Company have been a pleasure to work with through this process, and we are pleased that he was able to be our first graduate,” said Annette Norris, Apprenticeship Manager at DASI Solutions.

For more information about this program and possible grant funding through DASI Solutions, contact Annette Norris at annette@dasi-solutions.com .