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Manufacturers donate scholarship funds for IVCC program

IVCC President Jerry Corcoran, HCC of Mendota’s Rick Edwards, Peru manufacturers Jim Loveland of Maze Nails, Mike Stariha of American Nickeloid and Jeff Wagner of Eakas Corporation, and IVCC Business Training Center Specialist Jennifer Scheri stand in the college’s manufacturing lab.
IVCC President Jerry Corcoran, HCC of Mendota’s Rick Edwards, Peru manufacturers Jim Loveland of Maze Nails, Mike Stariha of American Nickeloid and Jeff Wagner of Eakas Corporation, and IVCC Business Training Center Specialist Jennifer Scheri stand in the college’s manufacturing lab.

OGLESBY — Four area manufacturers recently contributed $5,000 each to create the Illinois Valley Manufacturers Scholarship for students entering Illinois Valley Community College’s Certified Production Technician Program (CPT) next fall.

The CPT program is a one-semester, certificate program that trains individuals for an entry-level position in manufacturing. CPT training begins Aug. 18 but students must apply for the scholarship by June 12.

Up to 10 $1,500 awards will be available, and the four employers are offering additional incentives for CPT graduates who go to work for their companies. Recent high school graduates, IVCC students and adults are eligible. Successfully completing the CPT program results in students earning a preferred employment credential that has been endorsed by 14 district manufacturers.

“These companies are hiring now and foresee numerous openings over the next 5-to-10 years,” Scheri said. “The development of this scholarship, at the employer’s request, shows their commitment to the CPT program and demonstrates just how important trained applicants are to their companies.”

Applications are available in the IVCC Foundation office, Room C202, or can be downloaded at www.ivcc.edu/cpt.

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