Manufacturing Opportunities at Kankakee Community College
August 10, 2015
Legacy, the magazine from the Kankakee Community College (KCC) Foundation, recently released its summer 2015 issue. Featured in it is an article highlighting the Manufacturing Technology program. The article tells the story of KCC student Gage Kozial who was not satisfied with the job opportunities available to him, so he went to Kankakee Community College to study in their Manufacturing Technology program. The program, developed with INAM (Illinois Network for Advanced Manufacturing), offers a variety of classes including welding, machine tool fabrication, millwright programs, and more. The classes take place in the College’s state-of-the-art Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Center. Kozial earned five industry Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) certifications in his first six weeks of classes. He quickly found a job as a machine operator with a major food packaging and product manufacturer, and has since taken more classes at KCC, leading to his securing an offer from his dream job.
Click here to read the story in the latest issue of KCC Legacy.