CHAMPAIGN — People who are unemployed or have low incomes have an opportunity Tuesday to find out how to get manufacturing-skills training that could help them get a job.
An informational session about the Accelerated Training for Illinois Manufacturing program has been scheduled for 10 a.m. that day at the Illinois Worknet Center, 1307 N. Mattis Ave., C.
Through the training program, people will receive "paid-for" specialized training based on the needs of regional employers.
Larry Peterson, project manager for the initiative in central Illinois, said the training will help people become certified production technicians and could lead to further training in welding, machining and equipment service and repair.
The initial training will likely involve 12 to 15 weeks of sessions at Parkland College, Peterson said. Prior work experience in manufacturing is helpful but not required.
Financial support for the initiative comes from federal Workforce Investment Act money provided through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
For information, contact Peterson, project manager for the Central Illinois Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, 820-0577.