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All Courses, Programs, and Trainings

All Courses, Programs, and Trainings

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ACT™ WorkKeys®

The Center for Business & Industry is an ACT™ WorkKeys® Solutions Provider:

WorkKeys® is a job skills assessment system measuring real–world skills. The system connects work skills, training and testing for education and employers. WorkKeys® Foundational and personal skills assessments provide reliable, relevant information about workplace skill levels. WorkKeys® Foundational Skills assessments measure cognitive abilities such as applied mathematics, reading for information and locating information. WorkKeys® new personal skills assessments are designed to predict job behavior and measure the full potential of individuals.

The Center for Business & Industry has been the recepient of two WorkKeys® Excellence Awards for outstanding contributions to community based workforce development.

WorkKeys® offers three different job analysis options to assist you with identifying the skills your employees need to be successful on the job:

JOB PROFILING — a facilitator–driven, focus group approach that encourages employee collaboration.
SKILLMAP — an on–line service that offers maximum scheduling flexibility for participants.
WORKKEYS® ESTIMATOR — a paper and pencil format that generates quick results for recruitment and development.

(These methods involve varying degrees of complexity, flexibility, and cost. We can help you choose the approach that works best for your HR practices and business needs.)

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Continuing Education and Professional Development

The JALC Center for Workforce Development provides a variety of Continuing Education and Professional Development courses. Classes can also be arranged for instruction which may be tailored to take place at the business site.

The following is an example of classes offered:

  • Teacher workshops
  • Certified Public Accountants
  • Real Estate
  • Food Protection Manager
  • Nursing
  • Social Workers
  • Water Operations
  • Massage Therapy
  • And many more

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Healthcare & CPR Courses

The Center for Workforce Development provides a variety of CPR and first aid programs to the workforce within the John A. Logan College District. John A. Logan College is authorized to offer emergency training courses by both the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross.

The following is a list and a description of the courses provided by John A. Logan College. These courses will provide certification for the care of adults, children, and infants. Classes can be arranged for instruction to take place at business sites. Each participant may be required to purchase certification cards or books from the certifying agency.

CPR CERTIFICATION – This course is designed to prepare the student to recognize cardiopulmonary emergencies, to administer immediate care, and to access the emergency system. (.5 hour college credit, 6.25-12.25 contact hours required)

CPR RE–CERTIFICATION – A basic course designed for those whose CPR certification is nearing expiration or has expired within six months of initial certification. Early identification of cardiopulmonary distress, immediate care, and obtaining assistance will be reviewed. (.5 hour college credit, 7 contract hours required)

FIRST AID – Designed to prepare the student to recognize emergencies, to give immediate care, and to access the medical system. (.5 hour college credit, 7 contact hours required)

BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS – Training which is relative to OSHA’s standards, including types of pathogens, prevention, precaution, immunization, exposure control, housekeeping, transmission and reporting.

PHLEBOTOMY SKILLS – This course is intended to train individuals in knowledge and skills need to perform phlebotomy (needle access of peripheral venous circulations) in adults.

PEDS CERTIFICATION – This is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that teaches students to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives.

This course is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for child care workers in all 50 U.S. states.

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT – This course prepares and trains healthcare professionals on how to perform CPR. It includes adult, child, and infant resuscitation techniques and focuses on healthcare providers in a wide variety of settings, including in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings, and for students entering a healthcare profession.

*If these CPR and First Aid courses do not fulfill the requirements needed for your specialized profession, John A. Logan College can tailor programs to meet your business needs.

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Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP)

In collaboration with the Federal Highway Administration, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) initiated a Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) in late 2009, in an effort to increase access to highway construction jobs for minorities, women and disadvantaged individuals.

Click here for more information about the Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP).

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Industrial Topics

The John A. Logan College Center for Workforce Development can customize a variety of industrial topics which can help you improve the skills of your maintenance personnel. These flexible programs can be held on–site or at our campus and will be offered at times that will fit your shift schedule. The following is a sample of classes offered:

  • Computer–Aided Drafting
  • PLCs
  • Blue Print Reading
  • Industrial Electricity
  • Computer–Aided Machining
  • Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Welding
  • Quality Control
  • Geometic Dimensioning & Tolerancing

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LEAD SI

LEAD SI is a leadership development program in partnership with the Marion, Herrin, Carterville Chambers of Commerce and the John A. Logan College Center for Workforce Development.  Participants develop essential leadership skills while being exposed to a variety of professional development topics and community/regional issues.

Click here for more information about LEAD SI.

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Occupational Health and Safety Courses

The JALC Center for Workforce Development provides a variety of Occupational Health and Safety courses within business and industry. Classes can be arranged for instruction which may be tailored to take place at the business site.

The following is an example of classes offered:

  • Accident Prevention
  • Ergonomics
  • Back Safety & Proper Lifting Techniques
  • Slips, Trips, and Falls
  • Electrical Safety
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • General First Aid Review
  • Hazard Communication
  • Lock Out/Tag Out
  • Powered Industrial Truck Training
  • Trenching and Shoring Safety
  • OSHA Compliance Audits
  • Hazardous Waste Operations
  • Hazardous Material Handling and Associated Training Programs

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Supervisory and Management Training

The John A. Logan College Center for Workforce Development can customize a variety of topics that can help improve the skills of your management personel. These flexible programs can be held on–site or at our campus and will be offered at times that will fit your schedule. The following are examples of classes offered:

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Basic Management Principles
  • Supervisory Techniques of Management
  • Effective Meeting Skills
  • Team Approach for Managers
  • Managing Diverse Employees
  • Managing Change
  • Customer Service
  • Six Sigma Training

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Workplace Skills and Computer Training

The Center for Workforce Development offers Workplace Skills Courses and Computer Training. Some of those courses include:

Workplace Skills

  • Time Management
  • Stress Management
  • Receptionist Training
  • Telephone Techniques
  • Basic Principles of Business Writing
  • Writing Business Reports
  • Grammar and Punctuation Review
  • Successful Selling Techniques
  • Professional Image/Business Etiquette

Computer Training

  • Introduction to Computing
  • Microsoft Office
  • Webpage Design
  • QuickBooks
  • Internet and Social Media
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Acrobat

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