John Wood Community College Recognizes CPT Students

July 20, 2015

John Wood Community College (JWCC) recently recognized students who have earned their Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) certificate as part of the college’s Certified Production Technician program. This article includes video of a great Quincy Journal TV interview with William Stuflick, Dean of Career, Technical & Health Education. In it, he discusses jobs in manufacturing, […]

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John Wood Community College Hosts Drone Event

July 16, 2015

Quincy residents recently had the opportunity to attend a demonstration and informational session on drone technology at John Wood Community College. Farmers, law enforcement, and emergency management officials learned about the technology and how it could benefit a variety of industries. Click here to read the full article.

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Southwestern Illinois College Helps to Fill Skills Gap for Machinists

July 15, 2015

In manufacturing there is a high demand for machinists. Southwestern Illinois College is helping to meet the demand with its Precision Machining Technology Program. The program started small quite a few years ago but has since grown to include 90 students (and growing) from a variety of backgrounds. Many of these students are working part time while studying. […]

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New Construction Set to Inspire Kids with STEM

July 14, 2015

ThinkFun, a leading developer of educational games, and MakerBot, a provider of affordable 3D printing technology, have introduced a new product designed to introduce kids to the world of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Their new Maker Studio Construction Set is available for free at MakerBot Thingiverse, a design community for 3D printing. The […]

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Autodesk to Offer Free STEM Curriculum Resources

July 13, 2015

Autodesk will soon release its Autodesk Design Academy which will provide resources, projects, and support to students studying design and other STEM-based fields. The program will be available through iTunes U this fall. Autodesk is also releasing its Multi-Touch Book which will provide resources for art and concept sketching. Randy Swearer, VP of Education at […]

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A New Collaborative Robot

July 10, 2015

FANUC America Corporation recently introduced a new collaborative robot. FANUC CR-35iA is a new robot that was designed to work safely in a shared workspace with humans, and does not require the use of safety fences. The robot can work alongside humans in applications requiring heavy and repetitive lifting, including: machine tending, handling heavy payloads, higher […]

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Strategies for Job Seekers

July 9, 2015

The Career Advisory Board, from DeVry University, recently released a new study about the traits of the most successful job seekers. The 2015 Successful Job Seekers report surveyed 589 professionals who acquired a new job in the last year. Some key traits were shared by successful candidates: they were selective on the positions, applying to […]

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New Scholarships at Kishwaukee College

July 8, 2015

Enbridge Energy, an energy delivery company, has established a new scholarship program at Kishwaukee College. The Enbridge Energy Company Pipeline Industry Awareness Scholarship will benefit Kishwaukee students who are enrolled in the Automated Engineering Technology or Welding Technology programs at the college. Five Scholarships of $1000 each will be available for the Fall 2015 semester. […]

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