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Dislocated Worker Precision Machinists Training Program

Dislocated workers who have been laid off can receive free training in CNC precision machining and help finding work after completion of their training through a unique training program administered by Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA). The program gives Dislocated manufacturing workers an opportunity to develop their skills through a tailor-made CNC precision machining training program. It also gives manufacturers the opportunity to offer mentoring and internship experiences to candidates who could become future employees.

According to John Freer, CBIA Account Representative, "The program not only gives dislocated workers a chance to receive free training, but it provides companies with an excellent resource for hiring."

Under the guidelines of the program, CBIA recruits individuals with at least 5 years of manual machining experience using lathes, milling or grinding equipment who have lost their jobs and can be certified as a Dislocated Worker by the Connecticut Department of Labor. Candidates are then prescreened by CBIA, participating companies and colleges. The actual training is being offered by Manchester and Asnuntuck Community Colleges.

Partnering companies have the option of offering internships and mentoring as an enhancement to their training. There is no cost to either the students or participating employers.

Employment opportunities may be available with participating companies while participants are enrolled in training, or after they’ve successfully completed the program. Companies may hire graduates of the program for CNC, milling, lathe, grinder or set up positions.

The Dislocated Worker Precision Machinists Training Program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. For more information, please contact John Freer at CBIA, (860) 244-1168, or

200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6000

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