July 22, 2019

East Central College will continue to lead Missouri in advanced manufacturing apprenticeships thanks to a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. DOL announced last month that Missouri will receive nearly $12 million to create the Missouri Apprenticeships in Manufacturing Program (MoAMP), a statewide initiative to improve the ability to deliver innovative […]

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April 26, 2019

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) has awarded the East Central College Precision Machining Program full reaccreditation. NIMS develops skills standards for the industry, certifies individual skills against the standards and accredits training programs that meet NIMS quality requirements. “The NIMS representative was very complimentary of our classroom and lab learning environments, the curriculum, […]

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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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