Ten people have successfully completed a seven-week electrical maintenance class at the Des Moines Area Community College Newton Campus.
The class was a collaboration among the Central Iowa Works Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, area businesses and DMACC to fulfill a shortage of workers in the area of industrial maintenance. In response to a documented shortage of skilled workers in Iowa’s advanced manufacturing sector, Iowa’s 15 community colleges have formed the Iowa-Advanced Manufacturing Consortium to build the training capacity necessary to meet industry demand. DMACC was able to utilize resources from the I-AM Consortium grant to assist in curriculum development and ensure successful training outcomes.
The graduates were recognized in a special ceremony Aug. 21 on the DMACC Newton Campus and already are employed at the following central Iowa businesses: TPI, Trinity, Rock Communications, Vermeer and Sauer-Danfoss.
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