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TRA-Worcester and Norton/ Saint-Gobain Announce New Train to Work Program!

TRA-Worcester and Norton/ Saint-Gobain Bonded Abrasives have partnered to develop an ABE Career Pathways Program that will provide Greater Worcester area residents with an opportunity to learn basic manufacturing skills, train for the HS Equivalency Test (HiSET), gain workplace readiness skills, and prepare for potential entry-level manufacturing jobs with Norton/Saint-Gobain in Worcester, MA.

The program, scheduled to start in mid-October, is actively recruiting Central Massachusetts residents 18 years and older. Entrance requirements include: interest in entering the manufacturing field; high school diploma or equivalency or minimum 8th grade reading/ math level and a desire to attain a high school equivalency credential; and a commitment to attend classes 12 hours per week, Monday through Thursday evenings from 4:30 to 7:45 pm for up to 16 weeks.

The program is available at NO COST to participants, and will enable students to qualify for the MEP Level 1 Manufacturing Certification as well as gain entrance to entry-level job opportunities with Norton/ Saint-Gobain or to advanced skills training or college.

This is a great opportunity for individuals to begin a career pathway in manufacturing! With only 13 available slots, applicants are encouraged to call today. Call Doug Daigle, TRA-Worcester Manager at 508-753-2991.

Funding is provided through a grant from the MA Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education in partnership with the Central MA Workforce Investment Board and Workforce Central Career Center.

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