CCC and BD Join Forces in Training Partnership

June 26, 2019

BD associates Zach Largis, Sal Hernandez and Corey Strain.Three BD (Becton Dickinson and Company) associates recently earned diplomas from Central Community College-Columbus through a unique training partnership.

BD and CCC collaborated to design a 31-credit hour training program focusing on mold maintenance grounded in advanced manufacturing design technology coursework to meet the needs of BD’s Columbus facilities. 

Sal Hernandez (center) and Corey Strain (right) of BD East and Zach Largis (left) of BD West are the first to complete the program, which will educate new and existing BD associates in the fundamentals of plastic injection mold maintenance.

The trio took morning classes for five days a week during two semesters at CCC-Columbus. In addition to math, some of the other courses in the program curriculum include precision measurement and safety, manual machining, blueprint reading and business communication.

Students also had to complete 360 internship hours of hands-on training, which meant afternoons were spent working and job shadowing in the mold repair shops at the BD facilities.  

“This is a great model for any company that seeks to grow its existing workforce,” said Doug Pauley, CCC associate dean of training and development. “It is our hope that other companies will choose to adopt this model in the future.” 

BD expects two associates to enroll in the plastic injection mold maintenance program this fall.