The Sinclair Community College Board of Trustees has approved the first phase of a $1.2 million project to reinvigorate the Industrial Maintenance Technology (IMT) program at the Courseview Campus in Mason. This investment includes the renovation and expansion of the IMT labs and classrooms. On Tuesday, November 10, the Trustees approved the selection of the contractor for the project, Wilcon Corporation of Kettering.
“Sinclair College is continuously evolving its programs to meet the increasing demand for skilled workers in our region,” said Dan Sadlier, Chairman – Sinclair Board of Trustees. “This venture will strengthen Sinclair’s ability to educate and train more workers to meet high-demand job sectors throughout the Southwest Ohio region.”
Industrial maintenance technicians install, maintain, and troubleshoot modern industrial machinery. Sinclair provides the training necessary to solve practical maintenance problems, read and interpret mechanical drawings and interpret maintenance publications.
In 2019, there were 3,972 industrial maintenance technician job postings in the region that includes Warren, Butler, Hamilton and Clermont Counties, over 80% more than the national average for an area that size. With median annual wages of $52,517, these jobs pay nearly 10% more than the national median rate.
“Sinclair’s mission is to identify the need and endeavor to meet it, and that is exactly what this expansion will accomplish by strengthening our efforts to train students and meet the growing demands of employers who need skilled workers,” added Madeline J. Iseli, Senior Vice President – Advancement and Regional Strategy, Sinclair Community College. “Enhancing and strengthening the IMT program will put more students on the path to well-paying, challenging careers.”
Sinclair’s investment will also enhance the efforts of the Office of Work-Based Learning that works with employers, students, and schools to create a pre-apprentice-to-apprentice pipeline benefiting students and employers. Sinclair’s Office of Work-Based Learning currently has 54 active apprenticeships with over two dozen employers.
Construction for the renovation and expansion of the IMT program on Sinclair’s Courseview Campus in Mason is set to begin on November 19, 2020. The project is slated for completion in March 2021.
To learn more about program offerings at Sinclair’s Courseview Campus in Mason, visit sinclair.edu/mason.