Our Passion Is To Strengthen Companies Large And Small

By on March 24, 2015
Innovative Workforce Programs

St. Louis area companies Bastian Robotics, Rawlings Sporting Goods, and FormPak, Inc. toured St. Louis Community College’s Center for Workforce Innovation (CWI) on March 13th, met with instructors and staff, and learned about the technical training available for current employees as well as innovative workforce programs that could serve as a pipeline for future employees.

The 32,000 sq. ft. CWI facility, part of the Florissant Valley campus, complements the College’s Emerson Center for Engineering and Manufacturing and offers the latest in skills training as evidenced by partnerships with well-known area businesses.

Joe Waymire describes his role in serving customers around the U.S. as Service Manager at Bastian Robotics

Joe Waymire describes his role in serving customers around the U.S. as Service Manager at Bastian Robotics. From L to R: Becky Oehmen, FormPak, Inc., Ken Tinnell and Joe Waymire, Bastian Robotics, Mike Campbell and Brad Chilton, Rawlings Sporting Goods.

Troy Kitchen, Instructor for Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Integrated Maintenance Training (IMT), discusses his approach in training employees who don’t see the need for upgrading their skills

Troy Kitchen, Instructor for Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Integrated Maintenance Training (IMT), discusses his approach in training employees who don’t see the need for upgrading their skills. Looking on is Jean Pollard, Manager of the Emerson Center for Engineering and Manufacturing and CWI, and the panel L to R: Becky Oehmen, FormPak, Inc., Ken Tinnell and Joe Waymire, Bastian Robotics, Mike Campbell and Brad Chilton, Rawlings Sporting Goods.

Troy Kitchen in white jacket, Instructor for PLCs and IMT, explains how the PLC lab works at CWI as well as off-site at companies utilizing portable PLCs

Troy Kitchen in white jacket, Instructor for PLCs and IMT, explains how the PLC lab works at CWI as well as off-site at companies utilizing portable PLCs. Looking on L to R is Joe Waymire and Ken Tinnell, Bastian Robotics, Carlos Lam, CWI trainee, Brad Chilton and Mike Campbell, Rawlings Sporting Goods.

How can we serve you? With years of experience and a solid reputation in meeting business and industry needs, St. Louis Community College invites you to meet with us informally, tour our facilities, ask questions, and tell us what’s on your mind. Our passion is to strengthen companies large and small by providing information, resources and timely training expertise.

Call Kathie Chambers at 314-456-5817 or email kchambers@stlcc.edu to check on next available tour dates.

About Kathie Chambers

Kathie is a Workforce Solutions Group Senior Project Manager who works across industries with business leaders and training professionals to maximize training effectiveness. Her experience includes training and development in the corporate, manufacturing, public/non-profit sectors, and business management in privately held companies.

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