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Program Matches Veterans with High Tech Jobs

October 16 2012

John R. Campbell, deputy assistant secretary of defense for warrior care and transition policy, and officials from General Electric, Alcoa, Boeing and Lockheed Martin announced a partnership with the Manufacturing Institute to fast-track veterans into manufacturing jobs or skills training. The new “Get Skills to Work” program aims to train and place 100,000 veterans in advanced manufacturing and related jobs by 2015.

The program will offer veterans an online skills assessment and badging system for those who are already qualified for high-tech manufacturing jobs, and will train other veterans through partnerships with community colleges and technical training schools in 10 states.

The first class of veterans will enroll in January at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College in Ohio, near GE Aviation’s manufacturing hub. Additional training sites will open throughout 2013 in Fort Worth and Houston, Texas; Schenectady, N.Y.; Greenville, S.C.; Durham, N.C.; greater Los Angeles; and Evansville, Ind.

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