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The Advanced Manufacturing Pipeline can also get you connected with programs that will help you gain job skills WHILE you’re earning money. Here are some of the options:

• Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job and classroom training to prepare you for a highly skilled job. You don’t have to any prior training to become an apprentice.

For example, apprentice welders work 37 to 40 hours per week and receive pay and benefits. They spend an additional 6 hours per week in classroom training. All of this is offered at no charge, except for the cost of books.

Many of the Pipeline’s participating companies offer apprenticeship programs.

• Internships

An internship provides the opportunity for you to get practical work experience, learn about a particular career field and give you a competitive edge in the job market.

As Pipeline partners, the region’s community colleges offer internship opportunities that while offering small comensation, also earn you college credits.

• Co-op Programs

Cooperative education programs — better known as “co-ops” — allow you to work full-time, receive on-the-job training AND earn college credit. The Pipelline can get you linked up with the various co-op programs offered at the region’s community colleges.

• On-the-Job Training

The Advanced Manufacturing Pipeline provides on-the-job opportunities for participating companies. If you’re an employee at one of these companies, you can take advantage of a great opportunity to improve your skills in your current position or cross-train for another position.

• Manufacturing Design Certificate for Engineer Technicians



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