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Union County College to Host Information Session on May 12 for New Training in Fabricated Metal/CNC Machinist Skills

Friday, May 01, 2015
CRANFORD - Union County College will begin an Advanced Manufacturing Training program in May. 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 now be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Union County College’s Kellogg Building in Room 427.

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 or recently exhausted benefits; must have a high school diploma or GED (recommended, not required); must be mechanically inclined; must pass Bennett Mechanic Aptitude Test; have reliable transportation; must be ready to work upon completion of the training; and must pass the Satisfactory background/drug screening.

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.

For more information or to pre-register, please contact Nancy Burke at 908-527-7207 or burke@ucc.edu or Lisa Hiscano at 908-965-2358 or hiscano@ucc.edu. Please be sure to bring a current resume.
Union County College’s Elizabeth campus is located at 40 West Jersey Street. For more information about the College or for directions, please visit www.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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