Chattanooga State Presents Certificates To Whirlpool Employees

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Pictured front row from left to right: Jeremy Shields, Keaton Heiskel, Jason Spraker, Caleb Dalton, Richard McCloud, David Morrison; Back row: Scott Rackley, James Wooden, Melvin Wright, John Gelnett, Joseph Young, and Sammy Morrow.
Pictured front row from left to right: Jeremy Shields, Keaton Heiskel, Jason Spraker, Caleb Dalton, Richard McCloud, David Morrison; Back row: Scott Rackley, James Wooden, Melvin Wright, John Gelnett, Joseph Young, and Sammy Morrow.

The Engineering Technology Division of Chattanooga State Community College presented certificates to 12 Whirlpool employees on May 9 at 1 p.m. at the plant in Cleveland. The employees were selected by Whirlpool to further develop skills needed for their job.


The Whirlpool employees receiving the certificate in Mechatronics Fundamentals are Caleb Dalton, John Gelnett, Michael Heiskell, Richard McCloud, David, Morrison, Samuel Morrow, Scott Rackley, Jeremy Shields, Robert Spraker, James Wooden, Melvin Wright, and Joseph Young. Mechatronics integrates the fields of mechanical, electrical, control, and computer engineering with the purpose of improving and/or optimizing the functionality of modern engineering systems used in today’s high-tech manufacturing. According to Lulu Copeland, technical training manager for engineering technology, “this is great example of how we can work with our business and industry partners to develop a custom solution to their employee training needs.”


The courses, which began in the fall of 2010, were delivered in multiple locations. Two courses, industrial mathematics and computer applications for engineering technology were delivered on site at Whirlpool. Subsequent courses, which include blueprint reading, industrial maintenance, safety, manufacturing processes, fundamentals of metallurgy, and fluid power were held on the main campus or at the Dayton site depending upon equipment needs. Each participant completed a total of 43 credit hours to earn the certificate.


Chattanooga State’s customized education and training programs are developed and tailored for the individual needs of each of our corporate partners. The goal of our educational and training programs is to meet each company’s specific objectives for the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for their particular business. The Engineering Technology Division is fully accredited and staffs the most experienced and credentialed instructors who represent many years as engineering practitioners in their respective fields. For more information about our engineering technology educational and training programs, visit http://www.chattanoogastate.edu/engineering-technology/ or call 697-4434.


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