The East Central College Center for Workforce Development completed its first supervisory leadership certificate program in November with CG Power Systems in Washington.
The 12 month program was designed by ECC’s Center for Workforce Development to provide the group of CG Power employees with the opportunity to discuss and learn a variety of fundamental leadership concepts.
“The leadership program provides management and leadership skills for supervisors within the company”, said Melinda Nielson, human resources manager for CG Power. “We feel the program provided our employees with a better understanding of developing their inter-personal and communications skills with their team.”
According to Mardy Leathers, executive director of ECC’s Center for Workforce Development, the program was designed to address a major dilemma facing today’s manufacturing firms. “The wave of retirement and resulting skills and leadership gaps at companies is a growing trend. We developed this program to help area businesses develop leaders and managers within their companies to keep them competitive,” noted Leathers.
The program is currently being taught at several manufacturing companies in the area. For information about the leadership program, call 636-239-0598 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.