Signing Ceremony to take place on July 26 

The Center for Business and Industry, South Central College’s customized training and continuing education division, and MTU Onsite Energy, a leading provider of complete power system solutions, will partner to provide training for 40 employees. 

The partnership is made possible through a $50,000 Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. The grant enables MTU Onsite Energy to work with the SCC Center for Business and Industry (CBI) to develop and deliver a customized training program for MTU Onsite Energy’s Line Leaders that integrates the “5-Step Pack” developed by Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG, MTU Onsite Energy’s parent company. The highly customized training program created by MTU Onsite Energy and CBI will improve leadership, enhance worker-management interface and identify in-house trainers for future leadership development. 

CBI Director Jeff McCabe and MTU Onsite Energy CEO and COO Todd Riemann will sign the MJSP agreement on Wednesday, July 26 at 1:30 pm at MTU Onsite Energy’s site at 100 Power Drive in Mankato, Minnesota. Following the signing, McCabe and Riemann will discuss the details of the partnership. 

“Winning a Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Grant is a notable example of how the Rolls-Royce Integration Project is paying dividends and we believe our developing relationship with South Central College is the beginning of a great community partnership,” said Alex Anderson, MTU Onsite Energy employee performance and development coordinator. 

The project will provide MTU Onsite Energy employees the potential to develop their skill sets in four target areas: Champion Line Leadership Development Training, Rolls-Royce 5-Step Training Pack, Lead-Management Interface and Train-the-Trainer. Overall, MTU Onsite Energy’s performance is expected to markedly improve with the training. 

“MTU Onsite Energy is an innovative company that is committed to proving its leaders with the training they need to enhance their and the company’s performance,” said McCabe. “We are appreciative that this MJSP grant will allow us to collaborate with MTU Onsite Energy on this important project.” 

About MTU Onsite Energy 
The world’s most discerning customers choose MTU Onsite Energy. As one of the core brands of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, MTU Onsite Energy provides complete power system solutions, including diesel- and gas-based mission-critical, standby and continuous power systems, and natural gas- and biogas-fueled cogeneration systems. Built on a legacy of advanced engine design and packaging of power generation systems, MTU Onsite Energy delivers power you can depend on. With over 300 employees, MTU Onsite Energy is one of Mankato’s top 20 employers. For more information, visit www.mtuonsiteenergy.com. 

About South Central College and the Center for Business and Industry 
South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State system, with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC offers education in the areas of liberal arts and sciences, technical programs and workforce development. Workforce development is the focus of SCC’s Center for Business and Industry (CBI), which provides customized training and continuing education for more than 10,000 students each year. The CBI was established to address the importance of giving employers and workers an opportunity to upgrade their technical and professional skills on a continuing basis. The CBI also assists businesses in identifying specific skill-based training needs and provides them with training options for meeting those needs. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator. For more information, visit www.southcentral.edu.

About Minnesota Job Skills Partnership and DEED
The Minnesota Job Skills Partnership works with businesses and educational institutions to train or retrain workers, expand work opportunities and keep high-quality jobs in the state. The program has awarded $47 million since 2011 to train 54,359 workers and has leveraged $91.6 million in private funding. DEED is the state’s principal economic development agency, promoting business recruitment, expansion and retention, workforce development, international trade and community development. For more details about the agency and our services, visit us at http://mn.gov/deed/. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/mndeed.

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