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Technical and career training on the rise at local colleges

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Looking for a job during this time can be tough.

A lot of people are working to improve their skills and resume and officials at John Wood Community College said technical and career training can get you there.

School officials said they regularly meet with local manufactures and industry businesses to know what skills are needed locally to better prepare students for jobs after graduation.

"I think students are attracted going into manufacturing and logistics and distribution and warehousing now because of the demand out there for employment, " Dave Hetzler, JWCC Career and Technical Training Interim Dean said. "They realize that they will be able to get a good-paying job after a short period of education."

One student said he's been studying manufacturing technology, which will allow him to follow his dream in the music industry.

"I want to build [musical] instruments for a living and a lot of those things involve CNC machines and CAD, " Todd Klingele said. "So, the John Wood program looked very appealing to me."

Officials say enrollment is high for their electrical, industrial maintenance, and HVAC programs.

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Don Dwyer

Don Dwyer is a Morning Anchor/Reporter at WGEM.

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