An update from MassHire:
Do you work with individuals or families who could benefit from free training for a good job in advanced manufacturing or a new career as a skilled precision machinist? Please share the attached flyer for the Manufacturing Skills Initiative (MSI) training programs at Greenfield Community College. The next 4 week Foundational Manufacturing (FM) Training begins on June 27. Participants who successfully complete the 4-week FM training can apply to enroll in the 8-week hands-on CNC Operator training at the Franklin County Tech School machine shop to prepare for a precision machining career.
The entry point to free training is to attend one of our monthly online 1-hour Information & Application sessions. The next info session is Monday, June 6 at 3pm – this is the final opportunity to apply for the 4-week FM training starting on June 27.
Those interested can register for a link to the June 6 Info Session by going to the GCC manufacturing page and filling out an online form at: https://gcc.mass.edu/manufacturing or by calling the MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center at (413) 774-4361.
The good news is that the job market for machinists is hot, the pay is good, and the tuition for this training program can be free for eligible candidates. These graduates are starting new jobs at BETE Fog Nozzle, Kennametal, G.S. Precision and Abbott Medical at wages ranging from $19 to $24.50 per hour with just 12 weeks of training.
Please share this flyer and press release with interested clients. Unemployed and under-employed adults looking for a second chance or a fresh start in a new career as precision machinists can qualify for 4 weeks or 12 weeks of training at zero cost. It all starts at the Info Session! A good job is one of the essential components needed to address many of the challenges FCRN agencies work together to address - maintaining mental health, reducing stress-related illness, promoting family stability and solving housing insecurity and other financial challenges.
The CNC Operator training program has enrolled over 200 adults in the past 9 years and has maintained a 92% completion rate and an 86% job placement rate.