Industrial Maintenance Students Excel and Receive Certificates

    by Melissa Vorrie
    Posted on 8/13/2015


After completing four signature courses from the Industrial Maintenance program from Iowa Central Community College, nine students in the Storm Lake area received certificates.  Classes in Mechanical Processes, Precision Measurements, Blueprint, and Pneumatic & Hydraulic Systems helped each of these students receive well-rounded knowledge to enter into the work force.  Valuable hands-on experience throughout the course has helped each individual gain the basic knowledge and training to enter into a maintenance position. The students were eager to learn and are hungry for more information and training to better themselves and their lives.  The hard work and dedication this group displayed throughout the two month program was incredible. 

Iowa Central Community College has implemented and successfully completed several certificate classes at the Storm Lake campus throughout the past year.  These certificate programs are made possible by the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant.  The programs are offered as non-credit but are given advance standing to be translated to credit should the student decide to go on and get the full diploma.  The classes included are those considered by Iowa Central’s advisory board to be crucial for entry level job placement.  Therefore, these certificates open up two possible pathways for students to pursue.  They can either add them to their resume to seek immediate employment, or turn them into credit, giving them a head start on earning a diploma.

Iowa Central Community College will be holding another Industrial Maintenance certificate program in Storm Lake starting October 26th.  Registration is available September 21-22 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Iowa Central Campus in Storm Lake.  For more information, contact TAACCCT Project Manager Lindsay Henderson at (515)574-1973, or email henderson_l@iowacentral.edu.

Pictured Left to Right: Front Row: Luis Gonzalez-Nunez (Storm Lake), Victor Ramirez (Fonda), Charles Ayafa (Storm Lake), Omar Ocegueda (Storm Lake), Back Row: Albert Quintana (Storm Lake), Victor Kilmete (Storm Lake), Juan Flores (Storm Lake), Raymond Ramos (Aurelia), Austin Helbing (Sioux Rapids), Instructor Jeremy Hobmeier