DeKalb/Ogle Workforce Development Consortium Event

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Event Details

Facility Tour / Presentation

October 14, 2016 8:00am

501 W Dresser Rd
DeKalb, IL 60115

Recognized by the State of Illinois as an impact event for career development, the "Heavy Metal Tour" will - rock on - for its fourth consecutive year on Friday, October 14th. This year's top performers include: IDEAL Industries and Driv-Lok in Sycamore; Cain Millwork & CHS Ethanol, Rochelle; Algus Packaging, DeKalb, & Anderson Millwork, Cortland; Sycamore Precision and Greenlee/Textron, Genoa. The tour concludes at Kishwaukee College's Career Technologies Wing in Malta, IL giving students the opportunity to link the careers they observed with the certificates they need to move forward.
Students that have attended the Heavy Metal Tour have gone on to become fabricators, welders, tradesmen and engineers. If you want to learn what goes on "inside" the buildings you drive by everyday, join an ROCK the day away.
As with all "Plant Tours" - closed-toed shoes, long pants and sleeves are required, PPE's will be distributed as needed.
School sign-ups begin September 26th - don't let the TOUR leave you behind!

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Gene Fogle

About DeKalb/Ogle Workforce Development Consortium

The D/OWDC is a collaborative effort on the part of the DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation and the Greater Rochelle Area Economic Development Corporation to "Expose" students to the wide variety of careers available in the area, highlighting manufacturing and fabrication; provide coaching for "Education" in that career pathway and prepare the students for "Employment" in area industry, through shadowing, internships, summer jobs and soft skill training. The D/OWDC is supported by area businesses and school districts to provide students with opportunities to see industrial careers at work and to be able to follow their imaginations, while making, building and using their hands. No one is ordinary and some of the most creative ideas come from the minds of an inspired user.