Career Development / Leadership Skills

In Massachusetts, schools to train adults in manufacturing

By the Eagle-Tribune (North Andover, MA)

Jan 15, 2018

Get Plant Services delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday! Sign up for  Plant Services' complimentary Smart Minute (Monday-Thursday) and Smart Digest  (Friday) e-newsletters to get maintenance and reliability know-how you can put  to use today, plus the latest manufacturing news from around the Web, white  papers, and more. Learn more and subscribe for free today.

Not so long ago, especially during the global recession of 2008, Massachusetts companies regularly were laying off workers.

Today, the state is facing a labor shortage.

As a result, many Bay State manufacturing firms are looking for help — but they need highly skilled employees. This has prompted two regional technical schools — Greater Lawrence Technical School and Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School — to create programs that will offer advanced manufacturing training to adults.

Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced the launch of the Advanced Manufacturing Certificate last month. This program will allow Massachusetts residents who wish to take courses in advanced manufacturing to do so on a flexible timetable and with the possibility of receiving financial aid from federal Pell grants, state MASSGrants and other scholarships.

Read the full story at