Cinch Connectivity Solutions . July 06, 2018

Cinch Connectivity Solutions Apprenticeship Program

Cinch Machinist Apprenticeship graduates Deb Berge,Ted Mens and Brittany Arndt.
Cinch Machinist Apprenticeship graduates Deb Berge,Ted Mens and Brittany Arndt.

Waseca, MN [July 6, 2018] Cinch Connectivity Solutions, a Bel group company, (NASDAQ:  BELFA and BELFB) and global leader in delivering reliable connectivity solutions, is proud to announce they have three participants graduate from their Machinist Apprenticeship program this month. The company started the program in 2015 as a way to grow their workforce and provide an in-house paid training program for interested students. This month’s graduation marks the second class to complete the program. To date, they have educated and promoted five apprentices through this program.

The apprenticeship is an eight-month training program which includes being hired as a contract worker, paid education and on-the-job training with seasoned Machinists. Credentials are earned through competency based skill assessments offered through the National Institute for Metalworking (NIMS).Upon graduation from the program, participants will convert to a regular full time associate at Cinch. Promotion to CNC Machinist is then awarded once further proficiency is demonstrated.

“We are excited to enhance the way we train and hire our workforce. Our apprenticeship program will open doors to the future for many students, and Cinch is looking forward to trailblazing new and exciting career paths for the workforce in our communities,” said Jesse Sherman, Director of North American Operations. 

Our congratulations go out to all of our graduates. Their hard work and commitment has enabled us to give them the opportunity to transform their lives and launch lifetime careers. We wish them all the very best for a long and rewarding career at Cinch,“ said Peter Bittner, President, Bel Connectivity.

About Bel

Bel ( designs, manufactures and markets a broad array of products that power, protect and connect electronic circuits.  These products are primarily used in the networking, telecommunications, computing, military and aerospace, transportation and broadcasting industries.  Bel’s product groups include Magnetic Solutions (integrated connector modules, power transformers, power inductors and discrete components), Power Solutions and Protection (front-end, board-mount and industrial power products, module products and circuit protection), and Connectivity Solutions (expanded beam fiber optic, copper-based, RF and RJ connectors and cable assemblies).  The Company operates facilities around the world.

Forward Looking Statements

Except for historical information contained in this press release, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.  Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements are: the market concerns facing our customers; the continuing viability of sectors that rely on our products; the effects of business and economic conditions; difficulties associated with integrating recently acquired companies; capacity and supply constraints or difficulties; product development, commercializing or technological difficulties; the regulatory and trade environment; risks associated with foreign currencies; uncertainties associated with legal proceedings; the market’s acceptance of the Company’s new products and competitive responses to those new products; and the risk factors detailed from time to time in the Company’s SEC reports.  In light of the risks and uncertainties, there can be no assurance that any forward-looking statement will in fact prove to be correct. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward looking statements.

Corporate Contact:
Lisa Hanson