Advanced manufacturing training comes to GCC
Posted on Thursday July 18th 2013
Local manufacturers have highlighted the strong need for new and experienced workers in advanced manufacturing.
Greenfield Community College has partnered with Franklin County Technical School, the Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board and Career Centers, and a consortium of area manufacturing companies to develop and implement new training programs to meet this growing need for CNC operators.
A 12-week intensive training program for unemployed/underemployed adults will start 9/16 on weekday evenings at FCTS and will jointly taught by FCTS and GCC-contracted instructors.
The curriculum will include blueprint reading, manufacturing math, metrology, MASTERCAM, and CAD/CAM instruction, with a significant portion of the 220 hr. training dedicated to hands-on applications in a lab/shop setting.
Lead employers VSS, Inc. and Bete Fog Nozzle contributed to the training plan and curriculum design, and an additional 12 employers have agreed to goals for interviewing and hiring qualified applicants over the next three years.
The project will provide a model for middle skills postsecondary education programming jointly developed and offered by the college and vocational-technical school, with the potential to be sustained well after the grant period and expanded into additional areas such as healthcare, renewable energy/energy efficiency, and business.
If interested, please attend an information session. Schedule may be obtained on the FHREB‘s webpage or from Michael Baines 413-774-4361 ext 375 firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact Alyce Stiles, 413-775-1607 email@example.com for additional information.
This project is funded by a Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund grant through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. The grant program is administered by Commonwealth Corporation.