Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Industrial Maintenance class graduates from LC

Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018

The Learning Center, 2201 N. Jefferson Street, celebrated the third Industrial Maintenance class graduation on Thursday, September 13. Eight employees from the area graduated from the class. Gary Hall, Ivy Tech instructor, called this class one of the best he has ever taught.

The Ivy Tech Industrial Maintenance Skill-Link Training Program had eight students, representing Bendix Vehicle Commercial Systems, LLC, Our Sunday Visitor, Isolatek International and Fort Wayne Metals.

All participants spent 200 hours in the class and 200 hours out of class during the 26-week course to earn the certification. The graduates also earned the OSHA 10 training certification. Students had the option to earn a Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) certification and an Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) certification. The course covered a variety of topics, including safety, total productive maintenance, basic measurements, precision measurements, statistical process control, electrical, fluid power and automation skills, along with quality control tools and blueprint reading.

The LC is currently forming a computer numerical control (CNC) certification now. Please call the Learning Center at (260) 356-2858, option 2, if you are interested.

Shown in the photo front row, from left, are John Sorg, Our Sunday Visitor; Jason McIlrath, Justin Garrison and Ted Bowman all from Bendix Vehicle Commercial Systems. Back row, from left, include Ryan Aschemeier, Bendix Vehicle Commercial Systems; Mason Meyer, Isolatek International; Gary Hall, Ivy Tech instructor; Ryan Reed, Fort Wayne Metals and Nate Bowen, Our Sunday Visitor.