Traverse City, Mich. — RJG Inc. partnered with Southern Union State Community College (SUSCC) in Opelika, Ala., to bring its injection molding training to the campus's Center for Integrated Manufacturing.
SUSCC updated a classroom and lab space for the RJG program, which uses hands-on training. The center has three fully equipped injection molding machines and a variety of auxiliary equipment and robotics.
The courses cover the fundamentals of systematic injection molding, decoupled molding, and Master Molder I and II. Classes are led in person by RJG instructors.
"We always strive to offer our students positive environments equipped with the latest technology to promote growth and learning that they can immediately put to use. We strongly believe that SUSCC offers just that," Shane Vandekerkhof, director of training and consulting at RJG, said in a news release.
Todd Shackett, SUSCC president, said RJG's expertise will take the program to a new level. He previously was an operations director for Baxter International Inc. The Deerfield, Ill.-based company manufactures products for critical care, nutrition, renal, hospital and surgical products.
"In my past manufacturing roles, I have utilized their programs for further developing injection molding engineers and technicians, and now I am looking forward to seeing our students and industrial partners benefit from this opportunity," Shackett said in the release.
For more information about the courses, go to https://rjginc.com/training/registration/