COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Stiles Machinery Inc. will support the grand opening of The Manufacturing Industry Learning Lab (MiLL) in Colorado Springs on October 5, 2017.

The MiLL is the first national training center of its kind designed to educate future leaders and talents in the manufacturing industry. As a strong believer in the MiLL’s mission and vision, Stiles has provided multiple state-of-the-art machines to the program to ensure its students receive the best manufacturing education possible.

The MiLL aims to fill the employment gap in the manufacturing industry by investing in future industry leaders and equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful.

The training center planned to have have about 100 beginning students from Widefield and Fort Carson districts in Colorado Springs. It will also be teaching Cabinet Manufacturing 3/4 to returning students who had been bused to Peyton last year from the Widefield district. 

Also planned is CTE training for industrial arts teachers and administrators who want to bring professional, industry-oriented programs to their classrooms. They will be taught on new manufacturing and teaching techniques.

MiLL is the new name for the National Manufacturing Training Center, established last year in Colorado Springs by the Peyton and Widefield School Districts.

The 46,000 square foot training center will be used for manufacturing training for high school, college and industry. The IWF management committee and its owner groups WMMA and WMIA made a $25,000 donation that was given to the MILL from the IWF Fair. The MiLL is an EDUcation member of the Woodwork Career Alliance.

Stiles Machinery Inc. has been a major supporter of the program from the start, and has already supplied a number of machines to the Colorado Springs training center. Equipment has arrived from other companies this summer. For more information see https://themillco.org/ and http://www.stilesmachinery.com

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