DESIGNED BY EMPLOYERS, FOR EMPLOYERS

Skill Up trains entry level, adult candidates who want a manufacturing career in the fundamentals employers need. Manufacturers recruit directly from the classes, then build upon basic skills and knowledge with on-the-job training. 90% Wage Reimbursement available for new hires through June 30, 2021! LEARN MORE…

Candidates complete a fundamental 5-week course taught by instructors who come from industry. They may also complete 7 or 10 week cohorts to learn CNC or Plastics industry skills. This model is based on a successful manufacturing pipeline initiative that has placed close to 2,000 people into jobs in Eastern CT at over 100 companies.

Training is provided by the Connecticut community colleges using equipment at CT technical high schools and employer sites. Candidates are Connecticut residents at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or GED and are eligible to work in the United States.

SEE BASIC 5-WEEK COURSE DESCRIPTION

PLASTICS SKILLS OUTLINE

CNC TRAINING OUTLINE

THE WORKFORCE YOU NEED, THE SKILLS YOU WANT

Contact Business Services Specialist Paul Gagne at (203) 867-4030 x 219 or pgagne@workforcealliance.biz  to visit an upcoming class, participate in a Meet & Greet, or review resumes.

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JOIN THESE EMPLOYERS THAT HAVE HIRED SKILL UP GRADS

2021 CLASS SCHEDULE

March 1 – April 2, 2021

April 12 – May 14, 2021

May 17 – June 18, 2021

June 21 – July 23, 2021

July 26 – Aug. 27, 2021 (tentative)

Classes are taught by Gateway Community College & Eli Whitney Technical High School and Middlesex Community College and Vinal Technical High School.

 

CANDIDATE APPLICATION PORTAL: www.workforcealliance.biz/skillup

FUNDAMENTALS & COMPETENCIES

*NEW* Skill Up for Manufacturing Competencies

Fundamentals:

  • Shop Math
  • Drilling/Tapping
  • Semi-Precise/Precise Measurement
  • Layout
  • Micrometer Applied Skills
  • Shaft Alignment
  • Soft Skills and Teamwork
  • Procedural Compliance
  • Applied Blueprint Reading
  • Lock Wire Proficiency
  • Metal Cutting
  • Lathing, Milling & CNC
  • PLUS: OSHA 10 card (general industry) & Six Sigma certification

STACK WITH A REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP

Candidates earn a minimum of 175 Pre-Apprenticeship hours in the 5-week course, recognized by the CT Department of Labor.

Candidates may also qualify for Work Opportunity Tax Credits or incumbent worker training grants.

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU

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Skill Up is a program of Workforce Alliance, funded by the Apprenticeship CT Initiative. Equal Opportunity Program. Accommodations available for persons with disabilities upon request.