Posts Tagged with ‘skills’

Kids Learn New Skills at Kendall County’s 4-H Program

July 22, 2015

Kendall County’s 4-H Youth Development program brings in local experts to teach workshops in a variety of areas, including animal care, food, horticulture, welding, and visual arts. Mark Gloudeman, Assistant Professor of Welding at Waubonsee Community College, was among those who brought his expertise to 4-H, teaching students the latest in welding technology. Click here […]

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Opportunity KNOCKS Act

May 8, 2015

US Representative Rodney Davis recently stopped by Richland Community College to promote his Opportunity KNOCKS (Kindling New Options for Career and Knowledge Seekers) Act. This act would allow those receiving unemployment insurance benefits to also enroll in skills training programs that would make it easier for them to find jobs. The current system does not […]

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Small Increase in Illinois Manufacturing Jobs

February 23, 2015

According to Manufacturers’ News, Inc’s 2015 Illinois Manufacturers Directory, jobs in the state are on the rise. It is a small increase, and not without some issues, but it is an increase nonetheless. Between Nov of 2013 and Nov of 2014, Illinois has added 2,397 jobs, an increase of a half percent. This is behind the […]

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College of DuPage Offers New Welding Certificate

February 22, 2015

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 6% increase in metalworking positions over the next 10 years. College of DuPage (COD) will help meet the demand by offering a new welding certificate. The certificate was developed with American Welding Society (AWS) and provides AWS Level 1 training. The certificate is a 17 hour program with […]

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Mechatronics Technology Certificate at COD

February 5, 2015

To help prepare for the estimated 100 million new interdisciplinary jobs that will be created this century, College of DuPage (COD) will now offer a new Mechatronics Technology certificate. This program will provide students with multidisciplinary skills in mechanics, electronics, industrial electronics, and computer control. The certificate was created as an entry-level credential that will help students […]

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The Skills Gap in Manufacturing

August 1, 2014

According to the US News and World Report, many manufacturing businesses will be lacking in necessary skilled resources to replace a retiring workforce. Right now over 75% of manufacturers report a moderate to severe shortage of skilled workers and over 80% reported a moderate to sever shortage of highly skilled workers. By 2020 there will […]

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