"As a recipient of the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, District 215 in Lansing, IL puts its emphasis on training. We did the research and developed a plan to train parents and children in the subjects they most needed such as Writing and Communication Skills and more.

Thornton Fractional District 215 is underserved and is classified as a Title One School.  It was clear that we needed an exceptional training source.  Governors State University School of Extended Learning provided us with the one-on-one experience, knowledgeable back-up, and excellent follow-through that we needed for the classes to satisfy the requirements of our grant.

We are really happy with the kind of training GSU School of Extended Learning provides. We wanted the best for our families and they provided that experience for us. They suggested the right topics as well as were available for questions from us and our parents."

Tammy Johnson, Project Director - 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant

Thornton Fractional School District 215 - Lansing, IL

According to National Tube Supply Company's COO, Brian Kluge, “I wanted a program where we could not only teach basic leadership skills but also engage the employees to provide more of a one-on-one experience.  Our Director of Human Resources, Kraig Kistinger, immediately suggested we utilize a local resource and contacted Governors State University School of Extended Learning.  From our initial meeting with Felicia Townsend, GSU’s Director of Corporate and Community Education, we knew we selected the right business partner to develop and deliver customized supervisor training.

According to Kraig, "Not only did GSU take our suggested competency topics into consideration but they brought the individual instructors on-site for a planning session to walk through the course content and develop a multi-visit program that was not only educational and engaging, but very specific to our organization. I think our employees were a little surprised at how GSU made the topics and work sessions so applicable,” said Brian, “reactions have been extremely positive.” 

 Brian Kluge, COO and Kraig M. Kistinger, Director of Human Resources 

National Tube Supply Company - University Park, IL

"Our front line supervision has always had a significant amount of expertise in the hands-on construction of Mobile Medical trailers. The next step in their development was a real need for formal classroom training in order to assist in the successful execution of a Daily Build Plan. Governor’s State University was able to tailor my description of those needs into 4 distinct and very effective training modules held on site at our facility in the month of June.   

Each instructor engaged our group in specific training topics, which included Managing Daily Workflows, Data Visualization and Problem Solving, Effective Business Communication and Email Management and Navigation.  It was a very fulfilling experience for our supervisors and more importantly gave them new skill sets that have had an immediate impact on their performance.  

The coordination of this training program by Felicia Townsend at the School of Extended Learning was well done and the outcome has exceeded my expectations.  I strongly recommend this process to those organizations that find themselves with a similar need."  

Mike Mestousis, Director of Operations  

Advanced Mobility - University Park, IL 

"Governors State University School of Extended Learning provided the most relevant First Aid/CPR safety training program I've ever attended. Geoff’s extensive knowledge and highly engaging style makes him a very effective trainer that my team thoroughly enjoyed.  He was able to accommodate varying levels of knowledge on the subject and ensured everyone was capturing the pertinent information. I now have ten people trained across our two shift operation and I feel confident we would swiftly and appropriately handle any unfortunate event if it was to happen at our facility. Many thanks!"

Summit Pahlas, Manager Plant Operations

Kloeckner Metals Corporation - University Park, IL

"The CAPM® Exam Preparation course has enhanced my skills in managing long-term projects as well as my day-to-day operations by providing me with tools that enhance efficiency.
I highly recommend the course!"

Joan Johns Maloney-Coordinator of Administration and Finance/Board Secretary

Governors State University 

"The (CAPM®) course opened my eyes to this career field.  I was not aware of the demand for project managers.  At first I didn’t know what I was in for, but it ended up being a great learning experience. I learned about all the integral steps involved in being a project manager.  It’s an exciting field."

Raquel Rios-Aguirre-Administrative Assistant, Division of Psychology

Governors State University


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