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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.