Chester County Economic Development Council:
Low-interest debt financing and creative debt restructuring CCEDC utilizes professional expertise to design loan packages and blend various funding programs together to offer clients a customized, business-specific funding structure.
Advanced Manufacturing Career Training with DCCC
Please see the attached flowchart outlining the FREE or reduced cost training opportunities for MACC/DC Member employees or prospective employees that follow a path from:
- Pre-employment (pre-apprenticeship)
- New hire training
- Incumbent/ Semi-skilled training
- Incumbent/ Skilled training
- Apprenticeships, (in conjunction with NTMA)
For further information, please see: dccc-advanced-manufacturing-training
For courses eligible for this program for Spring 2017, please see:
Dean, Workforce Development and Community Education.
Delaware County Community College
901 South Media Line Rd
Media, PA 19063
AON’s Report on How to Prepare for the Top Global Risks of 2017
Please see this useful information for manufacturers, taken from “The ONE Brief”, from AON.
Breakfast With the Port of Philadephia : June 21, 8:30AM
The regional sea ports, along with logistics and transportation services, are an integral part of our global supply chain.
Join Delaware County Community College as we welcome Sean E. Mahoney, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, for “Breakfast with the Port”, on:
June 21, 2017 at 8:30 AM.
Don’t miss this opportunity to get to know our area’s regional port authority, hear updates on port activities, and learn about the latest port developments affecting your ability to compete globally.
8:30 Registration and Breakfast
9:10 Guest Speaker
Right click here for more information: Port of Philadelphia Breakfast Invite
Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry:
The Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry is to be a member-driven chamber of influence, providing effective connections that enhance advocacy, business development and community investment in the Chester County area and the surrounding region.
Delaware County Chamber of Commerce:
The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce is committed to enhancing businesses throughout the region and promoting the economic well-being of the county. The Chamber of Commerce provides valuable benefits, strengthens the quality of life within the community, serves as a liaison between business and government, and prepares the future workforce.
DCCC’s FREE Electro-Mechanical Technologies Certificate Program
Funded By a Grant From JP Morgan Chase
Funded By a Grant From JP Morgan Chase
Electro-Mechanical Technician Jobs Are in Demand
Manufacturing employers right here in southeastern Pennsylvania are having difficulty finding a highly skilled workforce.
Not only are these jobs open and in high demand, they’re also high-paying. At Delaware County Community College, we’re prepared to train you for a career as an Electro-Mechanical Technician, so you can help meet industry demands right in your backyard.
Our Electro-Mechanical Technologies Certificate Program can be completed in less than a year and will help you transition seamlessly into a career in advanced manufacturing technology. Classes are available in Delaware County at the Marple Campus and in Chester County at the Exton Center.
• Align, fit and assemble component parts using hand tools, power tools, fixtures, templates and microscopes
• Analyze and record test results and prepare written testing documentation
• Install electrical and electronic parts and hardware in housings or assemblies using soldering equipment and hand tools
• Read blueprints, schematics, diagrams and technical orders to determine methods and sequences of assembly
• Repair, rework and calibrate hydraulic and pneumatic assemblies and systems to meet operational specifications and tolerances
Gain Skills Related to:
|Electronics||Mechanical devices||Instrumentation equipment||Pneumatics|
|Hydraulics||Industrial computers||Sensors||Automated Systems|
Training Grants Available
Through the generosity of JP Morgan Chase, the Delaware County Community College Educational Foundation is pleased to offer training grants support to selected students choosing to pursue a program of study in Electro-Mechanical Technologies. The grant will complement any financial aid for which a student might be eligible, or meet expenses for students not eligible for financial aid. Regardless, the intent is to ensure students can complete the Electro Mechanical Technologies program for free. Training grants will be renewable for students who are able to make satisfactory academic progress in their studies. Right click here to Apply Now »
Certificate of Competency
The Electro-Mechanical Technologies program is designed to prepare students for employment as Electro-Mechanical Technicians who assemble, install, troubleshoot and/or repair mechanical, electrical and fluid power systems. The program includes instruction in electrical controls and programmable controllers, manufacturing and operational testing, as well as system analysis and maintenance procedures.
IST 105 Industrial Systems Drawings Interpretation
MAT 110 Technical Mathematics I
TEL 101 D C Analysis
TEL 102 A C Analysis
TEL 200 Electro/Mechanical Systems
TME 115 Basic Technical Skills
Delaware County College Receives $765,224 Grant from National Science Foundation to offer industry apprenticeships
(Delaware and Chester Counties, PA • August 16, 2016)—Delaware County Community College has been awarded a $765,224 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program.
Titled “Strengthening the Teaching and Learning of Electro-Mechanical Technology,” the ATE project is designed to address a critical demand for highly skilled advanced manufacturing technicians in southeastern Pennsylvania. With over 92 percent of manufacturing employers responding to a 2014 regional survey citing difficulty finding highly skilled workforce as a critical need, this project is designed to use an early college to university career preparation pathway to train electro-mechanical technicians to meet industry demands.
The three-year project addresses four key objectives. First, the ATE program’s strengthened curriculum and expanded access to an industry-aligned, early college-to-university pathway will offer entry-level, advanced skill career opportunities. Second, the program will work with area employers to offer industry apprenticeships that will support student learning and provide employment for students to earn as they learn. Third, the project will develop and implement a technical teacher-educator professional development program to improve the teaching competencies of technical education faculty, many of whom are adjunct instructors whose full-time employment is in industry. Fourth, a comprehensive program evaluation will be done to ensure continuous program improvement and industry alignment.
The College’s Electro-Mechanical Technologies certificate program begins on October 20 at the Exton Center (906 Springdale Drive, Exton, PA). Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9:30 p.m. The program is designed to prepare students for employment as electro-mechanical technicians who assemble, install, troubleshoot and/or repair mechanical, electrical and fluid power systems. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, electro-mechanical technicians make a median annual salary of $53,340.
For more information, contact Dr. Radecka Appiah-Padi, Assistant Dean for Workforce Development and Community Education, at 610-723-4031 or Susan Shisler Rapp, Director of Grants Management, at 610-359-5040.
Delaware County Community College Offers Lean Certification Program
Lean Certification Program
This 56-hour program is offered at your place of business or here at Delaware County Community College. At the end of this dynamic program your employees will be able to apply principles of Lean to the everyday business environment. In addition, they will enhance their team building skills and develop facilitation techniques that will ultimately affect the company’s bottom line.
Please see the attached link for more information: dccc-leantraining
Please call 610-359-5137 and ask for Frank Agovino for more details and costing.
Delaware County Community College Receives $494,114 Grant to to create a series of advanced manufacturing micro-credentials
(Delaware and Chester Counties, PA • July 18, 2016)—Delaware County Community College, partnering with the Delaware County Workforce Development Board, has received a four-year grant totaling $494,114 to create a series of micro-credentials that align to the College’s advanced manufacturing program. The goal of the project is to develop stackable micro-credentials that demonstrate measurable skill gains and contribute to expanding career pathways for individuals with barriers to employment. The target population for participation will include out-of-school youth, adults with low basic skills and other learners with significant barriers to education and employment.
Designed by the College, the project involves the implementation of micro-credentials that are aligned to standards established by the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS), an organization that represents a stakeholder base of over 6,000 American companies. The purpose of NIMS is to support employers in developing and maintaining a globally competitive workforce. NIMS has developed skill standards for 24 areas covering the breadth of metalworking operations that are essential components of manufacturing in this region and throughout the nation.
Funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Innovation Fund, which supports projects that seek to design evidence-based program strategies to strengthen the American workforce. The overall project is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry and represents total funding in the amount of $6 million. In addition to Delaware County Community College’s activities, the project includes six other Pennsylvania community colleges, their respective workforce development boards, the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Division of Adult Education, and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.
For more information about Delaware County Community College’s program, calls can be directed to Dr. Karen Kozachyn, Dean of Workforce Development and Community Education, at 610-359-5362.
Delaware County Community College Receives Nearly $200,000 Grant for Process Control Technology Training
(Delaware and Chester Counties, PA • May 9, 2017)—The College received a nearly $200,000 state grant to augment training for adult students interested in pursuing technology careers. The College was one of 14 higher education institutions statewide to receive one of the tech grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.
The grants were awarded recently to educational institutions that have demonstrated a track record of training and placing adult students into occupations that are in high demand by local employers, according to the Department of Labor and Industry. The maximum grant award was $200,000; the College received $199,465. Preference was given to tech programs that benefit the manufacturing industry.
“These funds provide for equipment purchases and upgrades to provide adult students with industry-relevant training to better meet the needs of local employers,” Governor Wolf said in a press release. “The grants also allow local colleges and career and technical institutions to increase training capacity for in-demand programs to close the skills gap for local manufacturers in high-priority occupations.”
Delaware County Community College plans to use its grant to purchase six pieces of equipment to strengthen the College’s Process Control Technology certificate program. Process control technicians work in industries such as natural gas, oil distribution, food processing and pharmaceutical manufacturing.
The tech grants are part of a total $2 million in reemployment funds the Commonwealth made available earlier this year to accredited, post-secondary career and technical centers and colleges of technology working in concert with their local Workforce Development Boards, which act as the fiscal agents for the grants. The College worked with the Delaware County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and the College thanks WIB Executive Director John Daly for his leadership and assistance in obtaining the tech grant.
Delaware County Community College has a state-of-the art STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Complex, consisting of the STEM Center and a free-standing 32,000-square-foot Advanced Technology Center with the type of high-tech equipment used in advanced manufacturing, as well as state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory space.
For more information contact: