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Union County College to Host Information Session on March 17, 2016 for Training in Fabricated Metal/CNC Machinist Skills

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

ELIZABETH - Union County College will begin an Advanced Manufacturing Training program in April. To launch this effort, the College is holding an information session for unemployed workers and for employers in need of trained workers in Fabricated Metal/CNC Machinist skills. The information session will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 9:30 am at Union County College’s Elizabeth Campus in the Kellogg Building in Room K517Information Flyer

This event is open to job seekers looking to acquire skills necessary for employment in advanced manufacturing jobs. Requirements are as follows: must be unemployed for six (6) months or longer; must have a high school diploma or GED (recommended, not required); must be mechanically inclined; must pass Bennett Mechanic Aptitude Test; must have reliable transportation; must be ready to work upon completion of the training; and must pass the Satisfactory background/drug screening. Candidates for this training must register on line for the Ready To Work Program and the Information Session at this website:  https://form.jotform.com/60555229138962

Union County College is inviting employers to attend this event and do the following while in attendance: hear an overview of the training by the College and the course instructor; meet potential trainees/job seekers and conduct ‘speed’ group interviews with them; provide feedback to Union County College from those interviews to assist in selection of trainees from among the candidates; and employers who meet these candidates will assess their general employability and quality as an addition to their operation. Candidates for training must also pass the Bennett Mechanical Aptitude Test and meet other criteria.

Pre-registration for participation is required. Upon completion of this training, (288 hours of hands on training) the graduates will take the National Institute for Metalworking Skills Machining Level 1 exam. Upon attaining these skills and passing the test, these graduates will be available to the participating employers to fill open positions.

To pre-register (without online access) call Michelle Douglass at 908-965-6024 or douglass@ucc.edu.  For more information please contact Nancy Burke at 908-527-7207 or burke@ucc.edu. For the information session on March 17th, please be sure to bring a current resume; bring documentation that proves your unemployment status of longer than six months and dress prepared to meet prospective employers.

Union County College’s Elizabeth campus is located at 40 West Jersey Street. For directions, please click here.

The CNC/Metal Fabrication training is made possible by a United States Department of Labor and New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development H1-B Ready-to-Work Partnership Grant awarded to the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development. Union County College does not discriminate and prohibits discrimination, as required by state and/or federal law, in all programs and activities, including employment and access to its career and technical programs. For further information please consult Union County College’s Public Annual Notification at www.ucc.edu/about/PublicAnnualNotificationND.aspx
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