G.S. Precision receives substantial grant for apprenticeship program
Nov 13 2022
NBC News 5
by Tyler Boronski
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BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — On Thursday, Gov. Phil Scott paid a visit to G.S. Precision, a Brattleboro aerospace manufacturing company that provides more than 700+ jobs for people in the area.
He awarded GSP with a grant for over $228,000 to boost their apprenticeship program.
The announcement comes one week before national apprenticeship week, part of Vermont’s effort to promote job training and development initiatives in the state.
“We have workforce challenges here in the state,” Scott said. “We’re blessed with great companies like G.S. Precision and many others, but we need to train them. We need to attract more people into the state.”
Josh Levasseur knows all about the value apprenticeship programs can have in a young person’s life. He was a machinist trainee at G.S. Precision’s Manufacturing School and graduated in June 2021. Now, he’s a highly-ranked engineer at the company, not even two years later.
“It definitely bumped me up to where I’ve been, ” Levasseur said.
Scott had a chance to tour the G.S. Precision facility as well as speak with trainees and employees.
“Some of what I saw, I went through the same thing. It takes you everywhere you want to go in life. You will use anything you learn here today,” Scott said. “You will use in the future — whether in your personal life, professional life, business, all your hobbies. You’ll find yourself using every bit of what you learned.”
About G.S. Precision
G.S. Precision is a global leader in the manufacture of critical components for the Aerospace & Defense Industries. They are a team of over 700 dedicated people in facilities totaling 315,000 square feet in nine integrated locations in three countries. GSP leverages their 60+ years of experience along with investments in the latest technologies to engineer processes that yield consistent and competitive results with superior quality.