Training and education has always been a vital part of Custom Aluminum Products’ culture. We as a company firmly believe that the success of our people is the success of our company. For many years we have been offering classes for all departments within our organization to further their knowledge and skills. We created Custom University several years ago as a way to formalize this training and have seen tremendous benefit in creating a continual education environment and culture here at Custom Aluminum Products.
With Custom University we have partnered with a local college to create year-long course programs that offer education opportunities at all levels within our company. We hire outside instructors including industry professionals and college instructors to teach these courses. Through the Custom University program we have been able to offer such classes as APICS, Six Sigma, engineering advanced GD&T, 5S, lean manufacturing, basic print reading and measuring, hazardous material and safety communications, leadership training and many more courses and seminars to enhance our employees growth.
We are fortunate to have a large auditorium to teach these classes in and realized that our customers may benefit from the same courses we hold each year. With the creation of Custom University, we have invited our customers to participate in our education program in conjunction with our employees. This provides a transparent environment and has enhanced better customer relationships working side by side learning together. Custom University has been a resounding success and we have been fortunate to win a state-wide award in conjunction with our college partner for our innovative program.