Additional information session scheduled
Manufacturing Training Program to help fill local job openings
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[August 07, 2014]
LINCOLN - Due to local interest, this
Friday, August 8 an additional informational session will be held at
Heartland Community College’s downtown campus in Lincoln for anyone
interested in taking part in an 8-week long training program
designed to prepare them for work in a manufacturing setting. The
session will begin at 10am. It is open to anyone who is unemployed
Heartland Community College, the Accelerated Training for
Illinois Manufacturers (ATIM) program, and the Lincoln/Logan County
Development Partnership have collaborated to design and deliver this
special manufacturing skills training program for qualifying
individuals in Logan County and throughout Central Illinois.
The program selects individuals to receive “paid for” specialized
training based on the needs of local employers. This training is in
response to the growing “skills gap” identified by area
manufacturers. The training program focuses on industry recognized
skill training, as well as on-the-job training designed to produce
employees who are ready for work on day one.
In addition to Friday’s Informational Session in Lincoln, there will
also be a session held August 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the Clinton Campus
Richland Community College, 140 Sunrise Court, Clinton, IL
Training is anticipated to begin the first week in September.
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Prior work experience in manufacturing is helpful, but not
required. Financial support for the ATIM program is provided by
the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
using federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funds.
More information about this program is available at:
or contact Larry Peterson, Project Manager, Accelerated Training for
Illinois Manufacturing (ATIM) 217-820-0577 -
com or Bill Thomas,
Interim Executive Director
217-732-8739 or 217-648-5077.
[Text received; BILL THOMAS, LINCOLN
& LOGAN COUNTY DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP]