On The Job Training

A 12-week training program based on both theory and practice

DeWys University is our own program developed to sustain our business through on the job training. As a manufacturer in Michigan, we need to create the talent required to keep up with our growth.

The DeWys University curriculum is based on both theory and practice. Not only do students get to understand DeWys Manufacturing, they also get on the job training with a certified trainer for the area in which they have applied. It’s like a manufacturing trade school.

Hands on training lasts approximately 6 weeks, then the student gets incorporated into a production team where he or she will continue to be observed for another 6 weeks. This approach to manufacturing jobs training allows students to fully understand what it takes to be a successful team member at DeWys Manufacturing.

Complete Courses in:

  • DU Welding

    Welding Training Courses

    Welding, as you might imagine, is best for those who have good hand-eye coordination. While prior welding experience is always preferred, DeWys University is here to teach you the skills you need to learn and grow on the job. Employees in this program will be trained in both MIG and TIG Welding in both classroom and on the job training by our experienced staff.

    Interested in learning more about welding jobs at DeWys Mfg? Apply now.



  • DU Press Brake

    Brake Press Training Courses

    Pass a mechanical reasoning test

    We’re looking for potential employees who want to work for a great company, to learn and grow with us. Critical thinking skills and your ability to make proper corrections to quality are important. If you have an interested in learning how to run a Bystronic Press Brake.

    IMG_2161“DeWys University is a program where we bring in unskilled labor that we can train to become a good fit for our company. This allows us to bring in a younger generation and keep up with the evolving technology.” (Kris C., DeWys University Trainer)

    Interested in learning more about press brake jobs at DeWys Mfg? Apply now

  • DU Cutting

    Cutting Training Courses

    The various areas of cutting include:

    • Shake Out
    • Turret Punching
    • Laser Cutting

    Interested in learning more about cutting jobs at DeWys Mfg? Apply now


  • DU Assembly


    The various areas of assembly include:

    • Component assemblies to completed product
    • Quality Inspection
    • One Work Flow Line
    • Composer Software


    Interested in learning more about our assembly capabilities? Click here!



Words from Laura Preuss, Dean of DeWys University

DeWys University Dean Laura Preuss“DeWys University allows the company to approach finding candidates to fill positions differently than ever before. We now have the opportunity to find the right person and train him/her to be the right fit for a position. The University also allows us to stay true to the family values, which includes time for the “students” to fully understand the DeWys policies, procedures and core values. The ultimate goal of the university is to “graduate” people into full functioning DeWys Team Members who are excited about their future with our company.”

Call Laura Preuss at 616-677-5281 or email her your resume at hr@dewysmfg.com to find out more information!