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Participants Needed for Manufacturing Program

Submitted by on February 13, 2014 – 2:46 pm
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Northern Essex Community College has extended the deadline to enroll in a free, 25-week, Advanced Manufacturing Training Program.

Participants can chose to enroll in the basic machine track offered in partnership with Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School or the basic electronic track offered in partnership with the Greater Lawrence Technical School. Tuition is grant funded.

The program begins April 22 and ends in late October. Classes will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. four to five days a week. This program, which was modeled on a similar but shorter NECC pilot program which resulted in jobs for those who completed the program, will prepare participants for jobs as Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine operators, CNC machine technicians, electro-mechanical assemblers, electrical and electronic technicians, and test technicians.

“We developed this program with local employers, who helped design the curriculum to meet their specifications. Graduates of the program will have a real competitive edge when apply for jobs,” noted George Moriarty, executive director of the College’s Center for Corporate and Community Education.

Graduates of the pilot program have been hired by Arwood Machine, Inc. in Newburyport, which is a manufacturer of ultra-precision metal components used in aerospace, communications, and defense and AW Chesterton in Groveland, a global leader in the manufacture of polymer and mechanical seals.

“The hands-on training in that program helped a lot,” says Do Yoth Brach, of Lawrence, a graduate of the pilot program who is currently employed by Arwood Machine. “I did not expect to find work right away, but NECC made it happen.

For additional information or to apply, contact Renee Deyermond, Program Navigator, at rdeyermond@necc.mass.edu or 978-659-1223.

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