11. October 2001 19:00
In response to business and industry representatives who expressed their needs for well-rounded students with a broad range of industrial skills, Moraine Park Technical College is implementing a Basic Industrial Maintenance Certificate.
The Basic Industrial Maintenance Certificate, which is anticipated to begin Jan. 2002, will present basic instruction as well as hands-on experiences for individuals looking to further develop their skills in industrial maintenance areas. "This certificate is designed to provide the broad base of instruction needed by both employers and employees in today's work place," says Bobbi Laine, dean of trades and computer technologies for Moraine Park. "The skills developed in these courses prepare employees to succeed in the variety of situations they face each day."
Renee McCoy, training coordinator at Quad Graphics, sees this new certificate as benefiting her company and its participating employees. According to McCoy, it will reduce costly downtime and minimize rework and mistakes. Work quality should also improve and the self-worth of participating employees should increase.
"Continuing education is becoming an element of continual employment," said McCoy. "Through additional training and education, employees will be able to work smarter - not harder."
Courses to be taught in the Basic Industrial Maintenance Certificate are:
- General Welding
- Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics 1
- Robotics and Automated Material Handling
- Technical Print Reading
- Basic Machining Techniques
- Industrial Electricity 1
- Math, Occupational 1
For more information on Moraine Park's Basic Industrial Maintenance Certificate, call Bobbi Laine at (920) 924-3163.