Conversion Van Manufacturer Anticipates Increased Demand
More than 130 Rollx Vans employees will receive training through a Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) grant awarded to Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) and the Savage-based company.
The $255,701 grant will support a two-year training collaboration of MJSP, DCTC, and Rollx Vans, a leading manufacturer of conversion vans for individuals who are physically challenged. Rollx Vans will contribute $1.5 million to fund the project, which will train Rollx production technicians, administrators, sales staff, engineers, and supervisors.
DCTC will partner with James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia to certify instructors, who will then deliver the Certified Manager (CM) program to the Rollx workforce and prepare them for CM exams.
Other employees will receive customized training in new technology specific to Rollx; sales training that will integrate new technology; technical training on automotive auto body wiring, painting, and welding; training on a new software system that is expected to increase productivity by 50% over the course of the two-year project; and modules for online delivery of the CM program and lean training program.
“The training and development of Rollx employees will result in increased growth and profitability, higher customer satisfaction, and increased staffing,” said Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner and MJSP Board Chair Dan McElroy. “In addition, the newly certified instructors at DCTC will build the school’s capacity to deliver this same training to other businesses.”