Closer Is Better: Onsite Mexico Manufacturing Training Program

by Jonathan Nava, Entrada Group

The manufacturing labor force in the USA will have 2.4 million jobs to fill by 2028, according to The Manufacturing Institute. Mexico provides wire harness manufacturers a strong alternative with youthful, cost-competitive labor. Without a commitment to ongoing professional development and continuous improvement, however, Mexico’s workforce will fall behind.

Entrada Group, a firm that guides wire harness producers through the steps required to set up and run their firstever operation in Mexico, realizes the importance of an ongoing commitment to the professional development of the workforce of our clients. That was the driving force behind our launch of the Petrie Learning Center in late 2021, named after our late colleague, Dennis Petrie, who spent much of his long career in manufacturing with several companies in Mexico.

The Petrie Learning Center is located at our Fresnillo, Zacatecas, manufacturing campus, for exclusive use by Entrada Group clients. Before his unexpected passing in late 2021, one key aspect of Dennis Petrie’s vision for the training center was the necessity of considering training as a continuous way of living and operating rather than a one-time exercise.

To realize this vision, training must be both accessible and readily available, supporting an ever-progressing career path. That’s why we developed the Petrie Learning Center onsite at our manufacturing campus in Fresnillo, maximizing convenience and efficiency, while reducing the
downtime and travel costs for Entrada’s clients.

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