Associated Training Services (ATS) is bringing all of its classrooms, offices and heavy equipment training resources under one roof with a new $2 million training facility.
Associated Training Services (ATS) is bringing all of its classrooms, offices and heavy equipment training resources under one roof with a new $2 million training facility. The new facility features six classrooms in 16,000 sq. ft. (1,486 sq m) of space in Sun Prairie, Wis., 10 mi. outside of Madison. Members of the public are invited to a grand opening and open house on July 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“The largest classroom is 3,000 square feet and seats 100-plus,” said Dan Swiggum, the business development officer of ATS. “We'll use it for orientation and also make it available to associations looking for a place to provide specialized training.”
ATS's new training facility includes classrooms, offices for the company's staff, an instructor resource room, a conference room and dining facilities for students and faculty. Classrooms are sponsored by heavy equipment manufacturers and include Case Construction Equipment, Manitou, Terex Cranes, JCB and Mazzella Companies.
“The extra space will allow us to train more people,” Swiggum said. “Baby Boomers are retiring, and that's leaving a lot of openings in the workforce. If we can train more people, then we can help employers fill jobs faster.”
Swiggum said most of the older buildings will be removed.
ATS currently has commitments from Team Rubicon, a disaster relief organization that recruits veterans, large heavy equipment employers and manufacturers; global recruiters of Chicago Bridge & Iron; and other employers seeking new talent. Companies interested in being a part of the event can contact Swiggum for more information. ATS students and graduates also will be present to speak with employers.
WJJO will broadcast the grand opening live through 94.1 FM.
ATS is located at 7190 Elder Lane in Sun Prairie, Wis. The new facility is located at 7132 Elder Lane, at the corner of Hwy 151 and Hwy VV. Free food and beverages will be served on location from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information about ATS, call 608/354-0721.