WHAT: Fifteen displaced workers and military veterans in the nine-county region will complete the accelerated precision tooling certificate program at Monroe Community College this week and receive job placement assistance from the Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association (RTMA).
Developed in partnership with RTMA in response to the advanced manufacturing industry’s immediate need for skilled workers, the six-month accelerated program allows participants to receive education and hands-on training in machining at no cost, earn a certificate in half the normal time and obtain assistance in finding employment within a year. Last year, when the program was launched, 10 of the 13 graduates found employment.
WHERE: MCC’s Applied Technologies Center, 2485 W. Henrietta Road in Brighton.
WHEN: Classes are held from 4 to 10 p.m. weekdays; best opportunities for visuals are between 4 and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, through Thursday, Aug. 7.
DETAILS: Findings from the Rochester Area Skill Needs Assessment and Business Climate Survey, conducted by MCC in March 2013 and May 2014, showed that the occupations with the most persistently unfilled positions include advanced manufacturing.
The nine counties in the region are Monroe, Genesee, Ontario, Livingston, Seneca, Orleans, Yates, Wayne and Wyoming.
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