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Northeast Indiana Company, Individual Receive Awards

April 13, 2017
Triton Metal Products and Scott Lawson of Marion were two of 22 recipients who recently received an employer award and an individual award, respectively, from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Both recipients were nominated for the awards by their WorkOne Northeast career centers.
 

Triton Metal Products received a WorkOne Achievement Award for partnering with WorkOne to create employment opportunities for local Hoosiers.

Triton Metal Products, a division of Industrial Steering Products, has developed a broad range of manufacturing, engineering and fabrication knowledge. It serves several industries, including automotive, heavy truck, agriculture, construction, medical, aerospace and more.

The Hamilton-based company utilizes Indiana Career Connect to recruit talent for all open positions, ranging from general labor to management. Triton Metal Products also hosts job fairs in four WorkOne career centers. The company has taken advantage of Skill Up training for its incumbent workers in the maintenance program, with additional opportunities in welding and CNC in the near future. Triton Metal Products also has taken advantage of On-The-Job Training (OJT) subsidies for 16 WorkOne customers throughout the past five years.

Scott Lawson received a WorkOne Achievement Award for overcoming several employment barriers and personal challenges, and for pursuing a better life for himself.

Lawson served in the Navy for five years as an Operations Specialist (OS2) before being honorably discharged on April 23, 1986. After losing his job in October 2015 due to a legal issue surrounding a problem with addiction, Lawson was referred to his local WorkOne for job search assistance. He took required assessments, enrolled into WIOA services, improved his résumé, and worked on his confidence in interviewing. Diligent about finding a new job and working on his sobriety, Lawson found work in March 2016 as a maintenance worker for Eagle Chase Village.

Returning to college at 38 years old for career advancement was a great challenge, but WorkOne Northeast not only helped with grants for tuition and books, they also helped me hone my interview skills and aided in developing an effective resume. Today, thanks to WorkOne, I am a Registered Nurse and clinical specialist for Parkview Physicians Group.
Tina Hamrick