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2016 Heartland Annual Update: Employers see success with Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing program
Pontiac employers see success with HCC’s Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing program.
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2014 Heartland Annual Update: GLCEDC partners with Heartland Community College to create Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing program
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Program boosts skills of manufacturing workforce
Sunday, April 20, 2014
by Lenore Sobota lsobota
PONTIAC – A cooperative effort between the Greater Livingston County Economic Development Council and Heartland Community College is providing a more well-rounded workforce for the area’s manufacturers, say those involved in the project.
The second group participating in the “Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing” training program graduated earlier this month, bringing to 26 the number who have completed the six-week, 100-hour program since it began last May.
Eleven of the 12 students in the first class were employed within one month of graduation and Adam Dontz, the EDC’s chief executive officer is expecting similar results from the second class.
Finding skilled, qualified employees is a key issue with economic development, Dontz said.
Manufacturing is the largest employment sector in Livingston County, with a dozen manufacturers providing about 2,500 jobs in the county, Dontz said.
“What we’ve done is married the business community with the academic community and, through that partnership, we’ve been successful,” he said.
A handful to students already had jobs when they started the program, but Dontz said the training makes them more valuable to the company and allows them to move up…
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LIVINGSTON AREA CAREER CENTER
1100 E. Indiana Avenue, Pontiac, Illinois 61764
Thursday and Friday, June 12-13, 2014
Monday through Friday, June 16-20, 2014
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