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Industrial Maintenance Program Helps Local Workers

Employees from Garrison Steel, Coca-Cola, Trinity, WKW, Bud’s Best Cookies, and more recently completed a 17-week Industrial Maintenance Program at Jefferson State’s St. Clair-Pell City Campus.

Industrial Maintenance Program“I’ve worked in maintenance since I was 16 years old, and I still learned something in every class,” said Garrison Steel Employee and Ragland resident Joseph Harris, 46. “Receiving this certification will give me opportunities that I may not obtain otherwise.”

This intensive industrial maintenance technician’s program introduced students to knowledge and skills needed to work in manufacturing or industrial jobs.

 During this program, students learned skills in an array of mechanical, electrical and technological areas including welding and maintenance, mechanical systems, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and electrical control systems.

“Our employee is far more capable than before… he has become more beneficial to our company, earned a raise in pay, earned more respect among management, and has personally gained self-confidence,” said Garrison Steel President John Garrison. “I would recommend this program to any company and their employees who are seeking to obtain better knowledge and productivity.”

“The Industrial Maintenance Program directly addresses the workforce development needs identified by the industrial manufacturing community of St. Clair County,” said Jefferson State’s Director of Community Relations David Bobo. “The program is effective because industry representatives, the St. Clair Economic Development Council, and Jefferson State worked together to make this program meaningful.”

“With these types of programs, we address the shortage of industrial maintenance workers, help in economic development and help workers obtain skills that can provide for higher pay,” said Bobo.

Industrial maintenance technicians call upon a variety of skills in electronics, mechanical and digital systems to repair and maintain large and complex machines. This program helped participants further their knowledge and skills in these areas and helped each participant be more prepared for career advancement.

“I learned a lot about welding, electricity and PLC’s [programmable logic controllers],” said N & B Services Employee and Trussville resident Brett Cole, 25. “The class was very beneficial, convenient and helped me expand my experience in a variety of areas.”

Industrial Maintenance Training $2,000
This JSCC Fast Track Industrial Maintenance Technician training program will introduce students to the knowledge and skills they will need to work in manufacturing or industrial plants. Entry level industrial maintenance technicians call upon a variety of electronics, mechanical and digital system skills to repair and maintain large, complex machines. Instructional training will include on-line, classroom and hands-on skills in an array of mechanical, electrical and technological areas including welding and maintenance, mechanical systems, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and electrical control systems.
ST CLAIR – PELL CITY
M-TH, Aug 11 – Dec 15, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm - See more at: http://www.jeffstateonline.com/services/cce/fast-track-training-to-lifetime-employment/#sthash.8bYMXKn6.dpuf