The Workforce Connection has an opportunity for those looking for a new career.

An information session is scheduled for Tuesday, April 7th, for individuals interested in learning about free job training in manufacturing. It'll be held at The Workforce Connection in Room 220 at 303 North Main Street in Rockford at 2 p.m.

Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images

The Accelerated Training for Illinois Manufacturing (ATIM) program integrates classroom/lab-based and work-based training for more than 100 participants. Unemployed workers laid off from previous positions and adults meeting income guidelines are eligible for the program. More information about eligibility is available on the application website.

The grant will target several high-demand areas in manufacturing, including:

  • Machine Operator
  • Industrial Machinery Service and Repair
  • Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
  • Welding
  • A & P Mechanics
  • Assemblers

Applications to participate in this program are being accepted on-line through Illinois workNet.  There's also a link to the application available at The Workforce Connection website.


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