Industrial Maintenance Training Graduates Poised for New Jobs

Eight students, the second cohort to graduate from the 12-week program, will soon be hired for well-paying manufacturing jobs.

Bucks County Community College, whose Center for Workforce Development supports the economic development of both individuals and businesses, recently recognized eight students who completed the new Industrial Maintenance Training Program.

The students, who were the second cohort to complete the grant-funded program, were honored at a ceremony May 5 at the Upper Bucks Campus in Perkasie. Bucks County Community College Provost Lisa Angelo was the featured speaker.

This program was developed by the college in partnership with the manufacturing business community in an effort to minimize the shortage of skilled labor in the industry. The 12-week training consisted of four days a week of classroom instruction and once-a-week visits to manufacturing facilities. The graduates are qualified to be hired for well-paying maintenance jobs in the industry, and all students have been offered positions.

‌The free training was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The goal is to provide training to develop the necessary skills to pursue a successful career in our local manufacturing companies. 

Although the training is free, students must first meet certain criteria to qualify. To learn more about the program, contact Susan Herring, Director of Workforce Development, at 215-968-8364 or

Pictured at the Upper Bucks Campus celebration are (left-right): instructors Bill Kellermann and Tom Viviano; graduates Matthew Rich, Edward Curtis, Branden Weibley, Ryan Cahill, Christian Weckerly, Dylan McCollum, Keith Froggatt, and Joseph Checchia; joined by instructor Stan Kemp.

Jean Dolan
Assistant Director, Public Relations