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Eaton Corp. donates $30,000 to Waukesha County Technical College to benefit manufacturing programs

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PEWAUKEE, Wis. (Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020) – The Eaton Corporation presented a check for $30,000 to Waukesha County Technical College’s School of Applied Technologies to be used toward the purchase of a new fiber laser for use in the College’s manufacturing programs.

Eaton, a diversified power management company that operates through various segments, including electrical products, electrical systems and services, aerospace, vehicle and, most recently, e-mobility, is continuing to expand its partnerships with WCTC. This includes hiring additional WCTC graduates, participating in specialized training opportunities through the College’s Corporate and Community Training Center, and exploring new apprenticeship offerings.

“Eaton is proud to provide funds for needed equipment at WCTC, which will help students in the Metal Fabrication and Welding programs,” said Jackie Pride, communication and engagement manager at Eaton. “We join with WCTC in raising awareness of the robust careers available in the industrial trades, including opportunities at our Wisconsin facilities. Check them out at”

This generous donation will allow WCTC manufacturing students to learn on updated, state-of-the-art equipment along with expanding their skill set in fiber laser welding, said Mike Shiels, dean of the School of Applied Technologies.

“We are grateful to the Eaton Corp. for their generosity and their commitment to helping our students learn on some of the newest technology available,” Shiels said. “This type of gift will have an impact on a marked number of students in our manufacturing programs for many years to come.”

In addition, a classroom at WCTC has been named in honor of the Eaton Corp., in recognition of their notable donation.

Photo caption: Members of Eaton Corporation, Power Systems Division, presented a check to Waukesha County Technical College to be used for the purchase of equipment for its manufacturing programs. Pictured, from left, are Jon Wehrli, president of Eaton, Power Systems Division; Irina Boudreau, vice president of human resources, Eaton, Power Systems Division; Mike Shiels, dean, WCTC School of Applied Technologies; and Jackie Pride, Eaton communications and engagement manager. Joining them in the photo are WCTC Dual Enrollment Academy students.



About Eaton Corporation

Eaton’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power – more safely, more efficiently and more reliably. Eaton’s 2019 revenues were $21.4 billion, and we sell products to customers in more than 175 countries. We have approximately 97,000 employees.

About Waukesha County Technical College

Waukesha County Technical College, the leader in workforce development, prepares learners for success within the region and global economy. The College offers more than 150 areas of study including associate degree, technical diploma, apprenticeship and short-term certificate programs. Customized training for employers is also available. To learn more, visit