Almost two decades after it started the Council of Industry’s training program, offered in collaboration with Dutchess Community College, has become a training ground for future manufacturing workplace leaders throughout the region. This year’s program boasts a full enrollment with 24 participants who will take an intense nine-course, training program over ten days. Council Executive Vice-President Harold King says “We are very proud of this program and look forward to another session. Without exception those who have completed the program find it to be well worth the commitment of this time and resources. Individuals who complete the program return to their workplaces and apply what they have learned to help make their companies not only more productive and profitable enterprises, but better, safer places for people to work as well.” The program kicks off Wednesday, January 13 with Fundamentals of Leadership, taught by Rebecca Mazin.