August 10, 2019
Earning a college certificate or degree can be a life-changing experience for any adult student. However, there can be many obstacles that often stand in the way – including financial barriers. Thanks to the new Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant through the Missouri Department of Higher Education, a new financial aid funding stream is now [...]
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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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November 16, 2018
Business leaders and community members were welcomed into the East Central College Business and Industry Center on Friday, November 16 for a National Apprenticeship Week Celebration. The event featured two keynote speakers - Wade Johnson, U.S. Department of Labor, and Mardy Leathers, Missouri Department of Workforce Development. “Missouri is dedicated to investing, expanding and sustaining [...]
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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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July 17, 2018
Students in the East Central College Culinary Arts Program won’t just learn how to prepare and cook food, but they will soon learn how to grow it as well. Thanks to a $70,000 grant from the USDA Rural Development Program, a greenhouse will be constructed on the Union campus. “This greenhouse will strengthen the Culinary [...]
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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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March 14, 2017
When Michael Klemme left the military, he knew what he wanted. However, he wasn’t sure how to make it happen. “I wanted to be able to get a job and work anywhere in the world,” he said. His first step was enrolling at East Central College. That’s where he discovered the Health Information Management (HIM) [...]
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