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.
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