Workforce and Business Training

Workforce & Business Training

Ensure a competitive advantage

JWCC is here for the business community!

Local businesses are a vital part of our community and JWCC is proud to provide the training and education your company needs:

  • Short-term training for entry-level workers
  • Career training for high-demand vocations
  • Skilled technical training in a variety of areas
  • Workshops and classes to enhance your existing labor force’s skills
  • Courses customized for your company’s needs

A strong community is the goal of John Wood Community College

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What does your company need to succeed?

Customized training for your company’s challenges

JWCC’s Workforce & Business Training programs aim to help the manufacturing and service community identify the skills that companies need now, and will need in the future, for workforce and manufacturing improvements. Working together, we can prepare the area workforce to meet these needs effectively and efficiently.

Access a comprehensive range of training programs

  • Microsoft Office training, including Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word
  • Computer-Assisted Design (CAD)
  • Electrical
  • Welding
  • Manufacturing (CNC Programming, Machining)
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Professional Development
    • Leadership and supervisory training
    • “Soft Skills” training
  • Truck Driver Training
    • CDL Class A Training
    • Refresher Training
    • Defensive Driving
    • New Employee Road Test
  • Forklift Training
    • Refresher Training
    • New Hire Orientation
    • Incident Retraining
  • Safety Training
    • NFPA 70E
    • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry
    • OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry  

Rely on expert instruction customized for your field

  • Experienced industry instructors
  • Hands-on training with industry equipment
  • State-of-the-art classrooms and facilities
  • Training on-site or at JWCC campus
  • Affordable for-profit and nonprofit rates
  • Certificate of completion or college credit available

Contact Us

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

Join these area workforce development partners who count on JWCC

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Learn more about these training specialties:

Electrical Training Courses


This eight-hour, instructor-led course teaches an understanding of the mandatory NFPA 70E, 2018 Edition safety standards for electrical safety in the workplace.

This course is intended for hands-on electricians and managers in charge of general electrical safety and covers:

  • Hierarchy of electrical safety
  • Lockout/tagout requirements
  • Proper use of PPE
  • OSHA and NFPA safe work practice requirements

Electrical Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Postponed – Dates TBD (2-day class)
8 am – 4 pm

Instructor: Rick Gertz
Cost: $1,095 (materials and lunch included)
Location: JWCC Workforce Development Center, 4220 Kochs Lane, Room W112

Working with real-world components, students in this two-day “hands-on” Electrical Troubleshooting course will learn how to fix electrical problems quickly and safely.  This two-day course was created to bring students up to speed in their electrical troubleshooting skills as efficiently as possible, and it was designed to cover the most commonly performed electrical troubleshooting tasks a maintenance technician faces in their job every day.  For the novice or experienced electrician, this training course provides a no-nonsense, practical and real-world systematic approach to electrical troubleshooting.  This course can also be adopted as part of a company’s regular Qualified Electrical Worker program.

Course Goals & Objectives:

  • Identify parts of a circuit(s)
  • Apply safety when troubleshooting
  • Draw out multiple circuits, building the different circuits as they are drawn
  • Have a working circuit when completed
  • Know how to take voltage measurements from different points of the circuit
  • Troubleshoot and repair, from drawing, to have a working circuit when completed

For more information, contact 217.641.4971 or email the Workforce Development Center. To register, fill in and submit the form below.

Certified Fiber Optic Training Courses

Well-trained Fiber Optics Technicians are in demand in today’s job market! JWCC Office for Business and Industry Programs is partnering with BDI DataLynk to offer Fiber Optics Network Certification Courses.

This program is divided into three individual courses that teach the necessary skills to:

  • build
  • test
  • troubleshoot
  • install and
  • repair

Fiber Optic Networks

Fiber optics technicians maintain fiber optic cable systems that carry both voice and digital transmissions. Technicians splice and fuse fibers used in sending and receiving communications data and install cables beneath the ground and in various building structures.

The courses prepare fiber optic students for:

  • the CFOT (Certified Fiber Optics Technician) exam,
  • the CFOS/T (Certified Fiber Optics Testing & Maintenance Specialist) exam,
  • and the CFOS/S (Certified Fiber Optics Splicing Specialist) exam.

Interested in a fiber optics career?
These courses are intended for anyone interested in learning basic fiber optic networking and becoming a Certified Fiber Optics Technician. Note, the courses assume a basic working knowledge of computers, the ability to see and identify small items, and the ability to speak and understand the English language.

*The CFOT course is a prerequisite course, required before taking any of the Advanced Specialist Fiber Optic Training Courses.

Pricing per person:

CFOT training – $895

CFOS/T training – $845

CFOS/S training -$845

The courses will be offered beginning October 5, 2020. For a complete schedule of courses and registration details, click here.

10-Hour Construction Industry

Dates TBD
8am – 1:30pm
Instructor: Bradley Gibbons
Cost: $175 per person

This course is designed for construction workers, foremen, job supervisors and anyone involved in the construction industry. OSHA recommends the 10-Hour Construction Industry training program as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers covered by OSHA 29 CFR 1926. Workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of the job. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an OSHA 10-Hour General Industry completion card. The course will be taught by an OSHA Authorized Trainer.

10-Hour General Industry

Fall 2020 Dates TBD
8am – 1:30pm
Instructor: Bradley Gibbons
Cost: $175 per person

This course is intended to provide entry level general industry workers information about how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent job related hazards on a job site. This course offers the resources and tools to create or enhance an effective safety and health management system, a review of the OSHA Act, and highlights of many key General Industry Safety and Health Standards. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an OSHA 10-Hour General Industry completion card. The course will be taught by an OSHA Authorized Trainer.

For more information, call 217.641.4971 or email the Workforce Development Center. To register, fill in and submit the form below.

Computer Training Courses

Excel Level I and Level II courses will be offered this spring. Click on the links to the left for more information or to register. Questions? Call 217.641.4971 or email the Workforce Development Center.

Computer classes customized for employers’ needs

Area employers may request customized classes for Microsoft Office programs, Facebook/Social Media, and Google/Digital Marketing. For more information, employers should contact 217.641.4971 or 217.641.4929.

Workforce Business Education Workshops

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These one-day workshops provide an overview of essential business skills and tools:

  • Google Marketing
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Complying with new workplace laws

Contact Gordon Forbes, Business and Industry Coordinator, at 217.641.4929 to explore solutions and easy-to-access tools to strengthen your business and workforce.

Job Link connects job seekers with employers

Job Link is a resource provided by JWCC to connect job seekers with local employment opportunities. Potential employees can sign up to receive notifications of new jobs posted in their areas of interest.

Looking for employment? Job seekers register here!

Job Link

Employers, looking for a skilled addition to your workforce? Register for an employer Job Link account. to:

  • create new job listings
  • manage current job postings
  • set a start and end date to automatically remove the posting based on your deadline
  • Add internship opportunities in Job Link! Simply select the “internships” category when creating your job listing.

To update your listings, please access your EMPLOYER LOGIN