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NAL recognized by ICCTA for industry partnership with Lake Land College

June 10, 2014
 
 
North American Lighting (NAL) recently was selected to receive the Illinois Community College Trustees Association's (ICCTA) 2014 Business/Industry Partnership Award for its work with Lake Land College.  This award recognizes an Illinois business that has built a successful workforce-training alliance with a local community college. 
 
In 2013, Lake Land College entered into a partnership with NAL, headquartered in Paris, Ill. The partnership between the organizations grew from the fact that NAL had been challenged for some time to find qualified employees to hire as its business expanded. The challenges the company faced were a result of ever-changing technological requirements and ever-stricter customer cost, dimensional and cosmetic requirements for their products.  Major technological shifts in the auto industry presented an opportunity for significant growth and expansion of a highly trained workforce.
 
To meet that challenge, the company’s president and chief operating officer, Greg Conrad, a 1969 Lake Land alumnus, reached out to the college, noting its success in working with business and industry. Together, Lake Land College and NAL collaborated to create a customized training program, the NAL Fast-Track Tech Program. 
 
“The leadership teams of both NAL and Lake Land College worked very closely along with Congressman John Shimkus to develop this program to meet the immediate need for skilled employees in a rapidly changing manufacturing climate,” said Lake Land College President Josh Bullock. “This truly is an innovative program developed by combining resources and expertise collaboratively.” 
 
To receive the award, the nominee had to demonstrate certain award criteria including the listing the history, goals and uniqueness of the partnership; examples of innovative curricula, training programs, and/or academic courses developed; how the business is involved in planning,  reviewing and evaluating the college’s curricula and workforce training programs; how the business supports and promotes the college’s workforce training efforts; ways in which the business serves and supports the college constituency; measurable improvement rates such as productivity increases, cost decreases, expansion of services or product; employment and promotion opportunities for community college alumni; how the business and college have benefited from the partnership; and gains realized by the community.
 
 
 
Cutline: North American Lighting recently was selected to receive the Illinois Community College Trustees Association's (ICCTA) 2014 Business/Industry Partnership Award for its work with Lake Land College. Pictured here, from left are: Carl Hart, Lake Land College trustee; Christopher Walk, Lake Land College student trustee; Mike Sullivan, chair of the Lake Land College Board of Trustees; Josh Bullock, college president; Greg Conrad, president and chief operating officer of North American Lighting; and incoming ICCTA president, William Kelley of William Rainey Harper College.


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