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Machining Skills Certification Program opens options for transitioning troops

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FORT LEE, Va. (July 28, 2016) | Lesley Maceyak — Transitioning or recently separated service members can now apply for a free 18-week training course to qualify them as computer numeric controlled machinists and open new career opportunities in the ever-growing manufacturing industry.

“This is a huge opportunity worthy of consideration,” said Bruce Sobczak, director of workforce development, Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing. “A lot of job openings exist in this area, and the need for qualified workers is enormous. There is a skills gap particularly among mid-level technicians – qualified individuals with more than a high school diploma but less than a college degree. This specialized training can put individuals on that path.”  More

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