Anheuser-Busch opens Technical Excellence Centre
Anheuser-Busch announced the opening of a new Technical Excellence Centre on the St. Louis campus, which includes the renovation of the original Busch Technical Training Centre.
The centre brings eight new jobs to the St. Louis-based Learning & Development team and seeks to bolster performance by addressing the technical skills gap that exists nationally, which is critical to the success of the brewer’s operations and business.
This investment is also part of the brewer’s announcement made at the beginning of 2021 to invest $1 billion over two years in the company’s facilities to drive economic prosperity in communities where it operates.
“The new Technical Excellence Centre marks the beginning of a new training initiative at Anheuser-Busch and is a clear demonstration of our commitment to build a future centred on knowledge and new capabilities,” said Mauricio Soufen, U.S. Chief Supply Officer at Anheuser-Busch.
“These advancements will allow us to better support our new and existing front-line technicians and embodies our ongoing commitment to invest in our people, our hometown of St. Louis, and our consumers, which are all key tenants of our success.”
By the end of 2022, over 200 employees will have been trained under the new programming on technical skills specific to their roles at Anheuser-Busch.
With 11 training labs and over 30 curriculums, the centre seeks to improve technical skills and provide a training roadmap for employees of all levels. The technical training capabilities, customised to the brewer’s environment and best-in-class standards, will also be used to recruit and hire new technicians.