Luzerne County Community College offers customized workforce training resources
Food processing industry companies throughout Northeast PA can access personalized workforce training programs and resources through Luzerne County Community College’s Continuing Education Department and Center for Business Solutions and Customized Training.
A variety of educational resources are available to companies via courses on-site at the company’s location or at one of several LCCC campuses in Northeast PA, including its downtown Hazleton location.
LCCC’s trainers and professional staff assist industries by customizing the training to employer specifications. They also help employers prepare grant applications for the training programs. David Sawicki, director of the Center for Business Solutions and Customized Training, said his staff has a general framework for the training options and will meet with company executives to find out what their needs are in order to adapt that general framework into a customized training program that meets their current needs.
“We have worked with quite a few companies in the Humboldt Industrial Park to design training programs that meet their unique specifications. We have offered training courses covering a variety of topics and also designed customized customer service training programs and industrial maintenance training,” Sawicki said. “The unique thing about our program is that we can adapt these general courses to provide a company with courses that meet their immediate needs and we can deliver the programs on-site to make them convenient for the employer and the workforce.”
Career training classes include courses designed for industrial maintenance technicians. These courses prepare individuals to work in industrial plants installing, troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining automated machinery including conveyors, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and robotics.
This Industrial Maintenance program will prepare individuals for successful entry-level positions in the field or help upgrade their present skills by providing exposure to all aspects of the manufacturing, production and maintenance needs of industry. The program covers classes in industrial electricity, industrial motor controls and programmable logic controllers.