JWCC Providing Occupational Competency Testing for Huber Engineered Materials

JWCC Providing Occupational Competency Testing for Huber Engineered Materials

College Designated as a National Occupational Competency Testing Institute Industry Resource Center

 John Wood Community College is expanding its occupational testing efforts to assist Huber Engineered Materials (“Huber”) certify the skills of their current industrial maintenance workforce.  JWCC recently became a National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Resource Center, an earned designation that allows the College to test and verify knowledge and skills expected by specific industries.

 As a Nocti Resource Center, JWCC can deliver assessments and tests to determine job competency preparedness specific to Huber requirements and expectations.

 Says Kristi Taylor, Human Resources Manager for Huber’s plant in Quincy, “Huber recently completed NOCTI testing of our Maintenance staff. This exercise will help us identify skill gaps, allowing us to focus training and development on the areas needed. This approach ensures that we are effectively maximizing the time, effort and investment in our most value asset -our employees.”

 Huber Engineered Materials is part of J.M. Huber Corporation, which was founded in 1883 and is one of the largest, family-owned businesses in the United States. J.M. Huber Corporation’s portfolio of companies creates products used in a broad range of applications including personal care, food and beverage, agricultural nutrients and adjuvants, building materials, flame retardants and smoke suppressants, as well as sustainable forestry services.

 “This testing resource provides a credible means of verifying the knowledge and skills expected by industry and we hope to provide this service to regional companies to help them train and strengthen their workforce,” Dave Hetzler, JWCC interim dean of career and technical programs shared.


In addition to assisting Huber, JWCC can deliver more than 130 legally-validated, occupational technical skill assessments.  Occupational areas range from agriculture and construction to engineering and law

 JWCC offers customized training and a variety of testing services to serve the regional workforce.  To receive more information on NOCTI assessment testing, contact Dick Tabb, JWCC Career Resource Center Specialist, at 217.641.4974 or dtabb@jwcc.edu.  More information on customized training may be found at www.jwcc.edu/customized or by contacting Gordon Forbes, JWCC Coordinator of Business and Industry programs, at 217.641.4929 or gforbes@jwcc.edu.


John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today’s needs and tomorrow’s opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees and certificates and personal enrichment courses.

Learn more at: www.jwcc.edu.