September 24, 2019
Nearly a dozen local business leaders from LMI, American Precision Die Casting, Rawlings and Brewer Science attended the East Central College Supervisor Leadership Certification class in Rolla in September. The two-day workshop was facilitated by the Center for Workforce Development. “I was surprised with several things - in a good way,” explained James Levin, American [...]
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October 14, 2018
East Central College invites the public and business community to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week on Friday, November 16 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at its Business and Industry Center, 42 Prairie Dell Plaza Drive in Union. “Apprenticeships can work for all industries, not just manufacturing,” said Joel Doepker, Vice President of External Relations.  “By [...]
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October 3, 2018
A Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) program designed to offset training costs for the state’s manufacturing industry is benefiting local business. The customized training program will provide more than $200,000 in funding to ten area manufacturers that will be used to train employees at companies in Washington, Sullivan, St. James, Pacific, Marthasville and Rolla. [...]
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September 11, 2018
The East Central College Center for Workforce Development (CWD) needs talented people to help provide training to local businesses. It is holding a series of talent fairs this fall to allow those interested to stop by and discuss how their talents can be used. “This is a great opportunity for retirees or someone looking for [...]
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June 15, 2018
Becoming a successful workplace leader takes time, effort and education. Leadership is a skill, and, like all skills, it has to be carefully crafted and practiced. The Center for Workforce Development is offering a series of summer workshops to help you become a better leader in the workplace. The series starts with Leadership Fundamentals June [...]
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June 5, 2018
Hiring skilled or first-tier employees in the area is becoming so competitive that practically every industry is concerned about the lack of available talent. “There are several factors contributing to the shortage,” said Ed Shelton, ECC Center for Workforce Development Executive Director. “One of the biggest contributors is the age of the workforce. There are [...]
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May 15, 2018
The Center for Workforce Development (CWD) at East Central College is hosting an event to recruit talented community members to assist the department with providing workforce training programs. A talent fair will be held Thursday, June 7, 10 a.m.-7 p.m at the Business and Industry Center, 42 Prairie Dell Plaza Drive in Union, located southeast [...]
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February 26, 2018
Get your High School Equivalency and become a Certified Nurse Assistant at the same time! The East Central College Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Program is teaming up with the Center for Workforce Development to offer a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) program in March. This program is designed to prepare individuals to care for clients [...]
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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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