NIACC, Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc., and Iowa Works are excited to announce they have partnered to offer a new program called “Women In Welding”
Due to the high demand for production welders, North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) in partnership with Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT) and IowaWORKS is now offering a 60 hour production welding course, Women in Welding, designed to provide participants the skills necessary for entry level manufacturing welding with the Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) process. Participants will gain an understanding of proper welding techniques and procedures for welding structural carbon steel with the Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) process. Skills will be developed in flat, horizontal and vertical position welding of fillet welds. This class is scheduled to meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
For those who qualify for the Integrated Education and Training grant, this opportunity includes a contextualized math, reading and job readiness course that focuses on the skills needed to be successful in welding and the manufacturing sector in general.
An informational meeting for those interested in learning more about the program will be held Wednesday, July 10th at 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at IowaWORKS of North Iowa, 600 S. Pierce, Mason City, Iowa. For more information, please contact Sandra Leake at 641-422-4176.
NIACC is a nationally-ranked, two-year institution located in North Central Iowa that serves students of all ages and abilities. Starting in 1918 as Mason City Junior College, NIACC has the distinct privilege of being the oldest Iowa community college. NIACC recently celebrated the College’s 100-year anniversary of providing an education to students. Between 2012 and 2014, the College received four national rankings, including being ranked in the top 10 percent of all community colleges in the nation.
IowaWORKS is a onestop American Job Center that connects workers to opportunities and employers to workforce solutions. We do this by creating, enabling and sustaining the most Future Ready workforce in the nation.
Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, began in 1961 as a business providing new tread designs for recapping tires. The company has grown to become the leading manufacturer and supplier of service vehicles, cranes, hydraulic loaders and air compressors for tire, mining, construction, material handling and utility markets around the world. For more information, visit www.imt.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation is more than 100 years strong and continues to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh brings together a unique set of integrated capabilities and diverse end markets that, when combined with the Company’s MOVE strategy and positive long-term outlook, illustrate why Oshkosh is a different integrated global industrial. The Company is a leader in designing, manufacturing and servicing a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®.
Today, Oshkosh Corporation is a Fortune 500 Company with fiscal 2016 sales of $6.28 billion. Powered by 13,800 dedicated team members, Oshkosh has manufacturing operations on four continents, and its products, recognized around the world for quality, durability and innovation, can be found in more than 150 countries around the globe. As a different integrated global industrial, Oshkosh is committed to making a difference for team members, customers, shareholders, communities and the environment. For more information, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.
Forward Looking Statements
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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Sandra Leake, North Iowa Area Community College
Jess Shaw, Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc.
Patti Hanson, IowaWORKS – North Iowa
(641)422-1524, Ext 44536
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