Aerofil Technology, Inc., Sullivan, and East Central College will be highlighted to help celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, Nov. 13-17.

Through its Center for Workforce Development and the use of the U.S. Department of Labor apprenticeship program, East Central College leads the state’s community colleges with 109 registered apprentices using funds from the U.S. DOL apprenticeship program.

A recognition event will be held Tuesday, Nov. 14, 8:30-11 a.m. at Aerofil Technology, 225 Industrial Park Dr. in Sullivan.

The event program features the U.S. DOL’s State Director of apprenticeships, Missouri’s new Director of Workforce Development, the CEOs of Aerofil Technology and its holding company, HBM Holdings, and the East Central College president.

The 9 a.m. program will be followed with tours of the Aerofil facility and the classrooms used by instructors and employees.

East Central College instructors deliver training to Aerofil employees in manufacturing maintenance and logistics at the Aerofil facility.

Several employees will receive a Certificate of Specialization in Industrial Maintenance Technology upon completion of the coursework and also receive industry credentials.