Chrysler Workers Train with Interactive Mobile Lab

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BELVIDERE (WIFR) – Hundreds of the workers at the Belvidere Chrysler Plant are back in the classroom this week to learn new ways to tackle problems that spring up on the assembly line.

The best part about the class? The workers don’t even have to leave the plant.

A refurbished Nascar trailer rolled into the body shop today. It’s Chrysler’s new mobile version of their training academy based in Michigan. The state of the art classroom on wheels allows more people to take advantage of the company’s job training programs. For the next three days, about 450 workers from different sections of the plant will be learning methods to improve their work on the line.

“People are far more likely to be engaged in a positive, active way If they are listened to, if their suggestions are noted and actually implemented and the results are obvious,” said James Sarkis with WCM Academy.

The training sessions are short, only an hour and a half. Six more will be offered tomorrow and Thursday.

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