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Information Session on December 1 for Advanced Manufacturing Training Program at Union County College

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Union County College will offer an Advanced Manufacturing Skills Training program in January, 2016.  This program trains workers in skills in Metal Fabrication and CNC Machinist skills. An information session for interested unemployed and underemployed workers will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at the Kellogg Building on the Elizabeth campus from 9:30 to 11:00 am. Registration for this event, and submission of your information to determine eligibility for this free training program is available at https://form.jotform.com/53095059332960, or by contacting Madeline Velez at 908-965-6024 or velez@ucc.edu.

This event is for job seekers looking to acquire skills necessary for employment in advanced manufacturing jobs. In order to qualify for the program, you must fulfill the following requirements: 
  1. Must be unemployed or underemployed for 6+ months
  2. High School Diploma or GED
  3. Must be a New Jersey resident over 18 years of age
  4. Reliable transportation
  5. Must be ready to work upon completion
  6. Satisfactory background/drug screening
Union County College is also inviting employers to attend this event and to:
  1. Hear an overview of the training by the College and the course instructor
  2. Meet potential trainees/job seekers and conduct ‘speed’ group interviews with them
  3. Provide feedback to Union County College from those interviews to assist in selection of trainees from among the candidates
  4. 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.)
Upon completion of this hands-on training (288 hours), 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.
The program was offered this past summer and 11 graduates successfully earned their NIMS certification and found employment with local companies.
Employers interested in the program should contact Nancy Burke at 908-527-7207 or burke@ucc.edu.
The CNC/Metal Fabrication training is made possible by a United States Department of Labor National Emergency Grant awarded to the State of New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and a U.S. Department of Labor H1-B Ready-to-Work Partnership Grant awarded to the NJ County College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development.
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