We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Central Community College (CCC) to bring injection molding training to Nebraska. CCC will embed RJG education into their curriculum when the new training lab is completed in early 2020.
We are passionate about providing real-world, hands-on training to injection molding professionals, and CCC has a passion for teaching real-world skills, including injection molding, so it just felt like a good fit. The school has been working hard to get the training facility up and running as quickly as possible for its students.
“We are very excited to open up this opportunity to CCC students,” said Gary Chastain, Consulting and Training Director at RJG. “Learning new skills through hands-on training is invaluable; especially today as less and less students choose manufacturing-based careers. We hope to instill a love of the trade and provide new opportunities to future molders.”
Currently, the mechanicals are in place, and the floor will soon receive its new finish in the 4,000-square-foot lab. CCC-Columbus President Dr. Kathy Fuchser and Doug Pauley, associate dean of training and development, are driving the initiative. They have added Ben Wilshusen as the director/trainer for the plastics program.
“CCC is looking forward to building on this partnership and giving our students training which will help them obtain high paying careers serving industry in our region and beyond,” said Pauley.
This effort has also included many local injection-molding companies. There have been machines donated by Becton Dickinson, Molex, Arburg and Toyo. Advanced Engineering, Novatec and Majors Plastics are looking at how they can contribute specialized equipment to the project.