Blackhawk Technical College: Business and Community Development division help provide grants and training for 3 area manufacturers


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Blackhawk Technical College Business and Community Development division help provide grants and training for 3 area manufacturers

JANESVILLE, WI – Blackhawk Technical College’s Business and Community Development (BCD) division has helped arrange nearly $244,000 in Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) grants for three area manufacturers.

BCD will provide training in a wide variety of topics in advanced manufacturing and leadership development including electro-mechanical, MSSC, Six Sigma, soldering, metallurgy, statistical process control, project management, problem solving and team building for employees of Regal Beloit, SSI Technologies, Inc., and Hufcor, Inc.
The grant money is provided by the WTCS’s Workforce Advancement Training Grant program.
Regal Beloit is one of the world’s largest producers of electric motors, generators and power transmission equipment. SSI, based in Janesville, designs and manufactures a variety of sensors, control systems and powdered metal components for worldwide automotive, heavy vehicle and industrial markets. Hufcor, Inc., also based in Janesville, is the world’s leading supplier of movable walls and folding doors.

Grant applications are just a part of BCD’s mission, which is to provide a wide array of training and consulting programs for businesses in Rock and Green counties. In addition to customized training for businesses, BCD will offer more than 20 different professional development workshops and seminars open to the public this fall. Registration begins July 16.

“This is just one of the many great ways Blackhawk Technical College continues to demonstrate its partnership with area businesses”, said Doug Holmes, BCD’s Training and Consulting Services manager.


Blackhawk Technical College is part of the Wisconsin Technical College System. BTC has five campus locations in Monroe, Beloit and Janesville, WI offering more than 50 programs including two-year associate degrees, one- and two-year technical diplomas and short-term technical diplomas. In addition, BTC is a major provider of customized training and technical assistance for the Rock and Green County business community. More than half of all adults living in Wisconsin have accessed the technical colleges for education and training during the last decade.