Facing Skills Shortage, Frito-Lay Grows Its Own Maintenance Techs

Ask a random person what an industrial maintenance technician does, and you’ll probably get a blank stare, or a job description that mentions a mop and a bucket. Even Sabrina Phelps, who’s in the business of vocational education, was stumped when she got a call three years ago from a Frito-Lay plant manager, asking whether the school offered any kind of maintenance tech training.

Click here to read Laura Putre’s article on the collaobration between Frito-Lay and Houston County Career Academy from IndustryWeek.

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