With Winnebago’s announcement of a new manufacturing plant in Junction City, Ore., Lane Community College is putting a spotlight on its training programs and RV manufacturing skills, KEZI.com reports.
The Eugene, Ore.-based college said its programs are much broader than just RV manufacturing.
They offer the basics of construction, but also diesel technology, which can be applied to the RV industry.
The dean of technology said LCC wants its students to be prepared to apply their skills effectively.
“We are trying to teach students not only for the present, but for tomorrow. We want to make sure they can apply their skills wherever they go and whatever changes are necessary in the industry. (We) want to make sure that they are appreciative of attention to detail, how to use tools correctly, how to work effectively together,” said Pat O’Connor, dean of technology.
LCC said it’s constantly updating its programs as jobs become a need in the community.
The school is interested in finding out the specific skill sets that Winnebago and other manufacturing companies want and will try to offer classes that teach those skills.