IVCC fabrication course can lead to a job

Streator manufacturers approved class as preferred course

Illinois Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Center offers “Fundamentals of Fabrication” (ID# 76) from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 2 through Oct. 7. The first three sessions will be at IVCC and the last three at Streator High School.

The course covers basic fabrication skills to create prototypes, shop safety, safe tool use, measurement and measuring devices, blue print reading, shearing, bending and rolling, along with press brake use. Students will also train hands-on using saw and plasma materials, as well as constructing their own tool box.

The class is approved by a group of Streator manufacturers as a preferred course and will enhance chances for hire at those companies. It also qualifies for 1.8 CEU credits.

Students should come to class with safety glasses, long pants, closed toe shoes and leather gloves.

Call Jennifer Sowers at 815-224-0280 or email her at jennifer_sowers@ivcc.edu for information. Visit the CEC’s new class management and registration system www.ivcc.edu/enroll for information or to register online.