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Harford Community College and Susquehanna Workforce Network have teamed up to provide grant-funded training in manufacturing to an eligible group of students. Four students, William Molson, Pamela Kryglik, Charles Clark, and William Rostek recently completed the program and received certificates. The Manufacturing Training program is comprised of 10 classes including Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Basic Machining, Manufacturing Practices and Efficiencies, Print Reading, OSHA 10, Maintenance Shop Skills, Basic Electricity, Forklift Operator, and Math for Manufacturing. The training is intended to provide the skills needed for various careers in manufacturing at no expense to the participants while bringing new workers into jobs above entry level and putting them on a pathway for a successful career.

In the program, these dedicated students met with instructors in both classroom settings and in related work environments or labs from two to four days per week, with the total number of training hours for the program at approximately 171 hours.

The grant is funded through the Susquehanna Workforce Network from the State’s Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) program. EARN is an industry-led initiative meant to ensure that employers have the talent they need to compete and grow, while preparing job seekers for meaningful careers. In addition to the full training, incumbent workers from local industry were able to attend individual classes as needed through the EARN grant as well.

The program has been very successful in training individuals in the last few years, leading to good-paying jobs in the manufacturing industry. For information on the program, to apply for future training sessions, or for employers interested in hiring students completing this training, contact Victor Cyran, 443-412-2398 or JeanMarie Lewis, 443-412-2337 at Harford Community College or Clara Henry, 410-272-5400 or Kimberly Justus, 410-996-0550 at the Susquehanna Workforce Network.

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