When Ted came to East Central Community College, he had been laid off from his job and was
not sure what to do next with his life. He enrolled in ECCC’s M3/Amatrol e-learning program
and earned the M3 Production Level 1 Credential and the Career Readiness Certificate. He
went on to complete the higher M3 Production Level 2 Certification, the Advanced Level
Certification, HVAC training and other training sessions. Ted completed all four of the levels in
the NCCER Industrial Maintenance E/I program. The total hours in this program are 320.
In November 2010, Ted became employed with Toyota Motor Manufacturing, in Blue Springs,
MS. He is working in general maintenance in the stamping department. In this
department, they take flat sheets of metal and stamp (shape) them into fenders, doors, etc.
Ted said that his job with Toyota utilizes all the skills and information he gained during his
training at ECCC.
Recently, Ted told ECCC personnel that he felt like he was on cloud nine when he walked into
the Toyota plant his first day. Toyota required six months of training at the beginning – training
on the same equipment he used while at ECCC. He said that he was at the head of the class on
all learning levels because of the previous training and experience he had received through the
Walmart Foundation program. Ted’s daily job requires knowledge in all areas from electrical
experience to maintaining equipment to quality testing. He said that due to the training
with Amatrol equipment and Amatrol e-learning, he felt right at home at the Toyota Motor