LC graduates 4th class of ind. maint.

Huntington County Community Learning Center Industrial Maintenance Instructor Jacob Bradshaw shows off one of the student projects. Students in the course designed and programmed can crushers, and demonstrated their work during their recent graduation ceremony. Ivy Tech Instructor Gary Hall also taught the 25-week course.
Huntington County Community Learning Center Industrial Maintenance Instructor Jacob Bradshaw shows off one of the student projects. Students in the course designed and programmed can crushers, and demonstrated their work during their recent graduation ceremony. Ivy Tech Instructor Gary Hall also taught the 25-week course. Photo provided.

The Huntington County Community Learning Center hosted its fourth industrial maintenance graduation on Friday, Aug. 30. The course was coordination by Ivy Tech Workforce Alignment, and focused on industrial maintenance troubleshooting.

“The LC was happy to partner with Ivy Tech Community College to offer this course,” said Tiffanney Drummond, Huntington County Community Learning Center director. “This course allowed members of our community to learn more about industrial maintenance locally, with content they could immediately take back to work with them and implement.”

The course began on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Learning Center, and met on Thursday and Friday each week from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The 25-week class covered a variety of topics, including safety, print reading, pneumatic power systems, basic electrical circuits and basic programmable logic controller (PLC) programming. Thirteen students took advantage of the course.

The industrial maintenance class qualified for the Next Level Jobs Workforce Ready Grant. Students who met specific criteria could qualify for the entire cost of tuition – $4,200 – to be covered.