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RVC’s Cold Forming Training Center Receives $25,000 Donation

Rock Valley College recently received a $25,000 donation from the Fastener Education Foundation in support of the College’s Cold Forming Training Center. The check was presented to RVC officials at the Fastener Industry Summit on Wednesday, June 7, in Rosemont, IL.

Rock Valley College’s Cold Forming Training Center graduated its first class of cold header operators on May 25. The five graduates completed a 12-week training course, which included 30 hours of job readiness. All five graduates successfully passed the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining Level 1 Skills Standard, earning a credential in Measurement, Materials & Safety. Two of the graduates were already employed in the fastener industry and are now applying their new skills to their current jobs, while the other three graduates are currently in the interview process with local fastener companies.

Since its inception, RVC’s Cold Forming Training Center has received tremendous local and national support from the industry in the form of financial and equipment donations.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Fastener Education Foundation, our supporters and the industry, I was pleased to present Rock Valley College with a $25,000 check to support the implementation of the Cold Forming program,” said Phil Johnson, President & CEO of ContMid Group LLC. “We look forward to a long relationship with the College and eagerly await the graduates from the program to join the industry.”

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