A group of community colleges have teamed up to try and launch the Central Illinois Manfacturing Academy that in part would offer specialized training for manfacturing companies. Greater Taylorville Chamber CEO Patty Hornbuckle says that it would be funded by a grant through the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO).
Hornbuckle went on to discuss the difficulty that manfacturing companies have in getting their employees trained to handle the upper level jobs.
The Central Illinois Manfacturing Academy would be located in East Peoria.
Local manfacturing businesses would have access to the academy, according to Hornbuckle, to get their current employees trained.
Patty Hornbuckle was a guest on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.