Eight employees at Inalfa Roof Systems in Cherokee County have completed a comprehensive workforce training initiative in industrial maintenance thanks to a partnership with Chattahoochee Technical College.
Inalfa Roof Systems worked with the Chattahoochee Tech Division of Economic Development to design this training program in order to provide career growth opportunities for internal, hourly employees at the Inalfa facility located in Acworth, according to Inalfa Regional Learning & Development Supervisor Michael Adoyo. Over the course of 10 months, the employees selected for participation in this program expanded their knowledge and skills in several primary areas of industrial maintenance. They completed over 200 hours of instruction led by Chattahoochee Tech Industrial Maintenance and Electrical Technology instructor Joe Kazemian at the college’s North Metro Campus. The Inalfa employees who completed this training were Erica Allen, Randy Anozie, Jullion Cuffee, Windy Hairston, Laterrian James, Nelson Landeta, Dan Presley, and Zachary Williams.
“Chattahoochee Tech and Inalfa have a long-standing partnership that originated in 2014 with the opening of their Cherokee County facility in Acworth,” said Chattahoochee Tech Associate Dean of Economic Development Cynthia Brown. Chattahoochee Tech has partnered with Inalfa to host the TCSG Quick Start workforce training program, as well as safety, leadership, Lean Six Sigma and industrial maintenance training for Inalfa employees. “We look forward to continuing the partnership, which has become instrumental in the success of our students as well as the local workforce and community,” said Brown. The Inalfa Human Resources team has been a constant fixture at Chattahoochee Tech career fairs, noted Brown, where they have been able to meet and employ a large number of Chattahoochee Tech graduates from the college’s Industrial Maintenance and Electrical Technology program.
Based in the Netherlands, Inalfa Roof Systems is one of the world’s largest sunroof manufacturers, producing innovative and high-quality, user-centered roof systems for the automotive and truck industry. The company is spread over three continents, with factories and development centers in Europe, North America, Central America and Asia. The Inalfa Cherokee facility is located off Highway 92, less than five miles from the Chattahoochee Tech North Metro Campus. The Economic Development Division at Chattahoochee Tech offers non-credit, professional development courses that help citizens gain the necessary skills to further personal career goals. They also offer a wide variety of training and support programs for local business and industry that aid in the creation and retention of jobs.