Aerofil Technology, Inc. and East Central College will be highlighted to help celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, Nov. 13-17. Through its Center for Workforce Development and the use of the U.S. Department of Labor apprenticeship program, East Central College leads the state’s community colleges with 109 registered apprentices using funds from the U.S. DOL apprenticeship program.
The recognition event will be held Tuesday, November 14, 8:30-11 a.m. at Aerofil Technology, 225 Industrial Park Drive in Sullivan. The event program features the U.S. DOL’s State Director of apprenticeships, Missouri’s new Director of Workforce Development, the CEOs of Aerofil Technology and its holding company, HBM Holdings, and the East Central College president. The 9:00 a.m. program will be followed with tours of the Aerofil facility and the classrooms used by instructors and employees.
East Central College instructors deliver training to Aerofil employees in manufacturing maintenance and logistics at the Aerofil facility. Several employees will receive a Certificate of Specialization in Industrial Maintenance Technology upon completion of the coursework and also receive industry credentials.
East Central College will be live tweeting the event using #NAW17 – be sure to follow us!
National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a National Celebration that offers leaders in business, labor, education, and other critical partners a chance to express their support for Apprenticeship. NAW also gives apprenticeship sponsors the opportunity to showcase their programs, facilities and apprentices in their community. The weekly events highlight the benefits of Apprenticeship in preparing a highly-skilled workforce to meet the talent needs of employers across diverse industries.