Thursday, August 07, 2014
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Additional information session scheduled for free
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 or under-employed.

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 Building
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 - larryp62568@yahoo.
com or Bill Thomas, Interim Executive Director 217-732-8739 or 217-648-5077.


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