Workforce Development Center

Job Placement

Manufacturing
Transportation
Logistics
Welding

The workforce pipeline starts here.

Through one-day, 12-week, one-year, or two-year training, JWCC’s Workforce Development Center provides the technical skills today’s employers need now.

Need specialized training for your company? We do that too!

Welder
Manufacturing photo
hydraulics

Programs

Business and Industry Training

Business & Industry Training

Why send your employees out of town for quality training when they can get it right here in your own backyard?

Facilities

WDC Layout

Conference Rooms and Computer Lab Rentals are available. Contact the WDC for more information.

JWCC WDC exterior rendering

The WDC expansion project is assisted by a federal grant titled: ‘EDA Economic Adjustment Assistance Program Grant’. The grant was awarded to JWCC in June of 2021.  The total project estimate is supported by the $3.033M federal grant. The contracted firms are Klingner & Associates/BLDD and Maas Construction.  Estimated project completion date is the fall of 2023.

Once completed, the project will provide state-of-the-art training opportunities for students to gain relevant skills in the most in-demand fields to meet the area’s work force needs, creating and retaining head-of-household positions, attract private investment and strengthening resiliency throughout the region.

The expansion will add 14,170-square-feet to JWCC’s WDC facility located at 4220 Kochs Lane in Quincy, including a new Truck Driver Training addition, expansion of the east side with a new physical building entrance, expanded space for HVAC, and business and industry training. A remodel of the current interior of the building will include expanded space for welding, industrial maintenance and manufacturing, robotics and automation, and flexible use space for new programs such as a virtual reality lab. A new vehicle road entrance off 42nd Street will lead to a larger parking area.

WDC Staff

David Hetzler

David Hetzler
Interim Dean of Career and Technical Education
217.641.4956

Kelly Lewis

Kelly Lewis
Workforce Development Specialist
217.641.4971

Gordon Forbes

Gordon Forbes
Coordinator of Business & Industry
217.641.4929

Keely Ragar

Keely Ragar
Business & Industry Outreach Assistant
217.641.4920

Phone: 217.641.4971
Email: wdc@jwcc.edu

JWCC Workforce Development Center
4220 Kochs Lane, Quincy, IL 62305