Talk Business & Politics: Lexicon partners with ANC for workforce advancement programs
Lexicon, Inc. has entered into a partnership with Arkansas Northeastern College (ANC) to expand a level two maintenance mechanics course for Lexicon employees. The college course is part of Lexicon University (Lex U), a workforce development training program designed to allow Lexicon employees to build upon and grow their personal and professional skills.
To become a certified industrial maintenance mechanic, Lexicon employees must complete three levels of classroom training through ANC in Blytheville. Level One focuses on the safe use of hand tools, while Level Two trains employees on how to remove and install couplings, valves and hydraulic equipment. The program offers Lexicon employees a unique chance to excel in their careers.
Lexicon’s partnership with ANC began January 31. The one-of-a-kind training program is available to all Lexicon employees who work in millwright mechanics. To date, 49 employees have successfully completed the first level training program and will be attending Level Two over the next several weeks.
“Specializing in customized training for over 28 years, and nationally recognized for innovative practices, The Solutions Group serves as the business and industry training division of Arkansas Northeastern College,” said Stacey Walker, Dean for Customized Training at ANC. “We are very excited about this partnership and look forward to continuing this training with Lexicon and possible new endeavors in the future.”
“At Lexicon we are confident to say that our trained Certified Maintenance Mechanics will be able to complete their everyday tasks throughout their careers with the confidence and training it takes to be safe and successful,” said Patrick Schueck, CEO of Lexicon, Inc.
“Lex U” is paid for by Lexicon and is available to all employees, companies and divisions.
The program includes a combination of on-the-job, classroom and online training programs that can be completed at pre-arranged and regularly scheduled times or at the employee’s convenience through online training.
Lex U is divided into three training curricula depending on the employee’s position – professional, management and trades – to allow employees to build successful careers.