The Donaldson Company of Chillicothe has received the Missouri Community College Association's "Business and Industry Award". It was presented at the association's 48th annual convention in Kansas City last week. The award was presented in recognition of Donaldson's relationship with North Central Missouri College in Trenton.
The Donaldson Company is a worldwide provider of filtration systems and replacement parts. The Chillicothe facility manufactures engine filtration systems for off-road and agricultural markets.
Donaldson works closely with NCMC to ensure the company has access to a skilled, dynamic workforce. The company and the college have collaborated through the customized training program. Officials say this has allowed NCMC to develop and deliver a thorough technical skill training program for maintenance personnel at the Chillicothe facility. Donaldson also provides input on course curriculum, offers paid internships to NCMC students, and seeks to hire recent graduates from the college.