First Workforce Training Program Completed

The Workforce Central Career Center has announced the successful completion of its first workforce training program offered through the Southern Worcester County Manufacturing Consortium.

SOUTHBRIDGE — The Workforce Central Career Center has announced the successful completion of its first training program offered through the Southern Worcester County Manufacturing Consortium.

SWCMC was launched in 2012 in partnership with WCCC, the Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board and the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership. The consortium has since teamed up with five local manufacturing companies to provide training.

The five companies are Incom Inc., G F Industries, HT Machine, A & M Tool and Die and Swissturn/USA Inc.

The workforce training program was developed after the companies notified WCCC of similar training needs. Career center staff then connected the owners of the companies with the CMWIB and MassMEP. After initially forming the partnership in 2012, SWCMC received a $103,675 Workforce Training Fund grant to train approximately 64 employees across the five manufacturers.

The training focused on basic manufacturing skills training such as shop math, metrology and blue print reading, as well as more advanced machine skills and Computer-Numerical Control training.