Sustainability • Manufacturing

Success Stories

CNC Student Operator

The IGEN Career Pathways Grant helped Southwestern Illinois College to transform its manual machining program into a state-of-the-art Precision Machining Technology program that now ranks among the best in the state.

Women Operating CNC Machinery

Southwestern Illinois College Precision Machining Technology graduate and Industrial Maintenance Mechanics student Ashley Robinson of Wood River realized what she wanted to do with her education after visiting the college in 2013.

Welding Arm

SWIC Welding Technology student Dawn Poston of Worden has been working as a welder/robot programmer at Seyer Industries in St. Peters, Missouri since February 2014. She said her education helped her move into a field that can give her a chance to make a better life for her children.