HCC offers free industrial maintenance training
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Hopkinsville – Hopkinsville Community College Workforce Solution division and Project ITEM in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor is offering thirteen weeks of training in the industrial maintenance field. Known as Quick Jobs, this free training is open to both employed and unemployed individuals.

Industrial leaders in the Pennyrile Region have consistently identified the lack of qualified workers in the industrial maintenance area as a serious issue. According to Tammie Van Buren, Project ITEM Program Facilitator, the Quick Jobs class grouping focuses on the those industrial maintenance skills sought by area companies such as: technical math, electric circuits, fluid power, maintenance principles, motor controls, and PLC.

Quick Jobs provides 40 hours of training in each of the above-mentioned skill areas. The training will be held four hours per day for two weeks (Monday through Friday). There will be morning sections (8:00 am to 12:00 pm) and evening sections (4:00 pm to 8:00 pm) for each course. Each section can accommodate up to 20 students and seats are available on a first come first serve basis.

Quick Jobs will begin September 28 and conclude January 29. Each training session will consist of classroom and lab instruction. Upon completion of each skill block, the participant will be issued an HCC certificate that identifies the area completed and the number of CEUs earned. Participants can complete the entire Quick Jobs grouping or choose to enroll in selected classes.

“Education and workforce training transforms lives and provides a foundation for development and the groundwork on which much of our economic well-being is built. This type of free workforce training comes to our region at a perfect time for those who want to enhance their job skills in their current position or for those who are unemployed and would like to gain new skills,” said Dr. Randal Wilson, HCC Chief of Community, Workforce and Economic Development.

For more information contact Tammie Van Buren at 270-707-3736 or email at tvanburen0001@kctcs.edu.

(This press release was submitted by Rena Young, director of marketing and communications for Hopkinsville Community College.)
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