ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County College will begin an Advanced Manufacturing Training program in April. An information session for unemployed workers and for employers in need of trained workers in Fabricated Metal/CNC Machinist skills will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 9:30 am. The session will be held at the College’s Elizabeth Campus in the Kellogg Building in Room K517.

This event is open to job seekers looking to acquire skills needed 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 online for the Ready To Work Program and the Information Session at this website:  https://form.jotform.com/60555229138962

Employers are welcome to attend this event to hear an overview of the training by the College and the course instructor; meet potential trainees/job seekers and conduct ‘speed’ group interviews; provide feedback to the College from the interviews to assist in the selection of trainees from the candidates; and employers can assess the general employability and quality of the candidates as an addition to their operation.

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Upon completion of this 288 hours of hands on training, the graduates will take the National Institute for Metalworking Skills Machining Level 1 exam. Upon passing the exam, these graduates will then be available for hire.

Pre-registration for participation is required. To pre-register, call Michelle Douglass at 908-965-6024 or email douglass@ucc.edu. For more information, please contact Nancy Burke at 908-527-7207 or email burke@ucc.edu. For the information session on March 17, please 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 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 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.