August 29, 2017
For the second year in a row, the USDA has awarded a Rural Business Development grant to East Central College. “This is a very competitive grant,” said East Central College President Dr. Jon Bauer, “and we are honored to receive it. We look forward to using the funds to help create more educational and workforce [...]
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April 21, 2017
Statewide, there are nearly 6,500 manufacturing facilities that need highly skilled workers. On April 21, nearly two dozen local business leaders saw firsthand how the East Central College Business and Industry Center is helping close that skills gap. Check out the photo gallery on Facebook! ECC President Dr. Jon Bauer led the tour through the [...]
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March 15, 2017
East Central College instructor David DeArmond never minds visitors in his HVAC lab, but he was particularly excited about a visit from Russ Bade on March 15. “He reached out to us and asked if we needed equipment for students to train on,” DeArmond explained. “We said absolutely!” Owner of Air Pro Heating and Cooling [...]
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February 10, 2017
Computer technology, health care, construction and high-skill manufacturing account for nearly 54 percent of the American labor market, according to the National Skills Coalition. Unfortunately, only 44 percent of workers are sufficiently trained for those high-demand jobs. East Central College is trying to buck that trend. Thanks to an $87,000 grant from the Missouri Division [...]
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December 6, 2016
Programs housed in the new East Central College Business and Industry Center will soon have state-of-the-art equipment, after the Board of Trustees approved four recommendations at the December 5 meeting. Three FlexMation II Robotic Systems Trainers from Rixan Associates and one LabVolt Pumps Training System from Innovative Education Systems were approved for purchase for the [...]
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October 5, 2016
East Central College faculty and staff, community leaders and business partners will be on hand October 20 at 4 p.m. for the ribbon cutting of the new Business and Industry Center located at 42 Prairie Dell Plaza in Union. The public is also invited to take tours of the new $5 million facility. The Business [...]
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