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  • Manufacturing Sheet Metal Fabrication Training Program for Western MA Residents

    The MassHire Hampden County Workforce Board (MHHCWB), in partnership with the Sheet Metal Workers Local 63 and the MassHire Springfield and Holyoke Career Centers are co-sponsoring a sheet metal fabrication training course for under-employed and unemployed individuals. The course is free of charge and consists of 160 hours of classroom and “hands-on” shop training. Recruitment for this training begins immediately with this late afternoon/ early evening training beginning on November 4th 2019 and ending on January 28th, 2020

    This training program is funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. The training is targeted towards unemployed and under-employed Western Massachusetts residents looking to change careers. “This is a great opportunity for an individual who always wanted to learn a construction industry occupation but training options were limited” states Larry Martin, Director of Business Services and Market Research for MassHire Hampden County Workforce Board. Opportunities for jobs in the service and manufacturing industries are also available in sheet metal fabrication.

    Training Program Start Date:  Monday, November 4th, 2019

    Training Program End Date: Thursday, January 30th, 2020

    Training Days and Times: Monday – Thursday   4:30 pm to 8:30 pm

    Training Facility Location: Sheet Metal Workers Local 63 located at 32 Stevens Street, Springfield, MA  01104

    Training Program

    • 10-hour OSHA industry safety training
    • Fundamentals of metal fabrication and welding
    • Blueprint reading
    • Shop math
    • Using hand and power tools
    • Using standard shop fabrication equipment

    Participants must reside in Western MA, have a high school diploma or equivalent and meet resident and assessment eligibility requirements. A driver’s license is highly recommended for job opportunities.

    For more information contact:

    MassHire Hampden County Workforce Board

    Joanne Lyons,

    Phone:  (413) 787-1552

    Email:  jlyons@masshirehcwb.com