Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. will receive the Business Leadership Award from the River Valley Workforce Investment Board in Aurora, Illinois, on June 21, 2007. The company was nominated for the award because of its contributions to workforce development during the past year.
The River Valley Workforce Investment Board plays a key role in the economic development of Kane, DeKalb and Kendall counties in Illinois by bringing together employment, training and educational resources and transforming them into a comprehensive system that supports the development of a world-class workforce.
Bison’s Skilled Workforce Initiative is directed at expanding the number of skilled workers in the country, a population that has been shrinking over the last several years. Manufacturing leaders, educational institutions, economic, and workplace organizations have come together with Bison to invest in educational programs with plans to offer long-term stable employment. This initiative will benefit the economy, as well as a variety of diverse groups such as: manufacturers, educational institutions, high school graduates, retired workers, displaced workers, incumbent workers looking to improve current skill set, and economic and workforce development organizations
The training program consists of applied math and manufacturing principles. The classes will meet weekly for 12 weeks. Participants must be at least 18 years old, legal residents, and meet qualification-determined assessments. The 12-week, 96-course-hour curriculum entails: shop math, blueprint reading, measuring requirements, use of hand tools, safety skills, and employment/ life skills.
About Bison Gear
Founded in 1960, Bison Gear designs and manufactures fractional horsepower electric motors and gearmotors used in industrial and commercial OEM applications worldwide. Bison’s strong engineering tradition and designs based on Robusticity(TM) principles offer products with up to twice as much torque in the same package size as competitors. Bison employs over 220 associates in its St. Charles, Illinois facility which produces gearmotors and reducers in parallel shaft and right angle configurations, as well as AC and DC motors, for applications where the avoidance of machine downtime is critical.
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