Business Development is committed to improving your productivity and technical knowledge through a variety of services, including:

  • ISO/QS Preparation and Quality Assistance
  • Lean Manufacturing Assistance
  • Information Technology/E-Business
  • Strategic Business Development
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Technical Information
  • Project Assistance
  • On-line Classes and Certificates for Manufacturing

Online Classes and Certificates for Manufacturing

Learn anytime from anywhere. Our program features high-quality instructor-led and self-directed online courses and certificates. Choose a course of study from our online course catalog and take your learning needs to a new level. Enroll today (start anytime) or choose from a fixed start date. Kishwaukee College online catalog in association with JER Group, Inc. offers courses in over 125 different subject areas. Classes useful to the manufacturing industry are:

  • Compliance and Ethics in Organizations
  • Customer Relations Management
  • Foreign Language Training
  • Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, ISO

Click on this link to view available courses:

All that is needed to take our courses is an email address, web browser and reliable Internet Access.
For more information contact Melissa Gallagher, Business Development Coordinator in the Center for Business Development:
Phone: 815-825-2086, ext. 3950
Fax: 815-825-2305

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Funding Opportunity

Illinois Employer Training Investment Program (ETIP) is a multi company grant administered through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, provides training monies to businesses operating in Illinois. The ETIP program supports Illinois workers’ efforts to upgrade their skills in order to remain current in new technologies and business practices, enabling companies to remain competitive, expand into new markets and introduce more efficient technologies into their operations. ETIP grants may reimburse Illinois companies for up to 50 percent of the cost of training their employees.

For more information contact Melissa Gallagher, Business Development Coordinator at 815-825-2086, ext. 3950,


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