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WNC summer classes prepare students for employment by fall

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From left, Brendan Flayer, Lindsay Moore, Professor Emily Howarth and Matt Anderson work in the industrial technology labs at Western Nevada College in Carson City, Nev., on Friday, Oct. 7, 2015.
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With just eight weeks of accelerated training at Western Nevada College this summer, students can gain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment by a Northern Nevada manufacturer.

Manufacturing training classes start at WNC on Monday, June 20. Students enroll in Fundamentals of Applied Industrial Technology (AIT 101) and Applied Industrial Technology Hands-on Lab (AIT 155).

These online and lab-driven classes will provide with the know-how in areas such as AC/DC electrical, pneumatics, relay controls and hydraulics. Students will have the opportunity to practice on Web-based simulators and train on equipment during lab sessions.

“Get trained and get a job,” said WNC Electronics and Industrial Technology Professor Emily Howarth in a press release. “These are very targeted job openings that are coming up in manufacturing in the fall. These classes are aligned with the job descriptions of the positions that will be opening.”

Several large companies are interested in WNC students, Howarth said.

“Employers like Tesla, Panasonic, and ClickBond are hiring WNC students,” Howarth said.

Howarth said that the Tuesday and Thursday lab sessions will be instructor-led. Students can polish their skills with additional lab time on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, as well as all day on Wednesdays. Students will have access to computers to complete their online course requirements.

In addition becoming employment-ready in manufacturing, passing these classes applies to WNC’s Associate of Applied Science degrees in Technology-General Industrial, and Technology-Automated Systems.

For more information, contact Howarth at Emily.howarth@wnc.edu.


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