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BOCES & SWW WIB to offer Machine Tool Training

Workforce Investment Board

Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties

PO Box 4393, 820 State Route 9, Queensbury, NY                  



William F. Resse                                                                  Peg Murphy                                            Louis H. Buck

Executive Director                                                           Chairperson                                            Assoc. Executive Director

Phone: (518) 824-8883                                                                                                                                        Phone: (518) 824-8880                                                                                                                            


Information Session for Adult Machine Tool Training Program


Hudson Falls, August 25, 2014 – An information session for the Adult Machine Tool Technology training program will be held at the Southern Adirondack Education Center on September 10, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room, Building C. Interested adults will learn about careers in machining, what the training involves, the outlook for employment and potential earnings in the region, funding sources for program tuition, and the admission process.


Local employers will be on hand to talk about what the work is like and what it takes to be successful. Representatives from the Saratoga-Warren-Washington Workforce Investment Board (SWWWIB) will explain the application process and how to qualify for free tuition. Attendees will also tour the training lab and see the types of equipment they will be using.


The Adult Machine Tool Technology training classes will take place Monday through Thursday from 5-9 p.m. as well as every other Saturday at the Southern Adirondack Education Center,1051 Dix Avenue, Hudson Falls. Classes are scheduled to begin October 13, 2014 and continue through May 2015.


Anyone interested in attending the information session must call to register/reserve a seat for this free information session. To register, please contact Lisa Colvin at WSWHE BOCES at 518-746-3401.


The 500-hour Adult Machine Tool Technology training program was developed to address the current and anticipated need for machinists in specialty machine shops across the region as well as in companies engaged in advanced manufacturing. Local employers designed the program in collaboration with the Saratoga-Warren-Washington Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and WSWHE BOCES. 


The customized training is funded in part through a $3 million federal Workforce Innovation Fund grant. The three-year WIF grant was awarded to a consortium of four Capital Region WIBs specifically to build awareness of careers offered in STEM occupations (science, technology, engineering and math) and to fund STEM training initiatives. Additional support is being provided by the Workforce Development Institute, a statewide organization dedicated to developing and supporting regional solutions to the challenges posed by workforce, economic, and community development.


The SWWWIB is a private sector lead board which is charged with facilitating and implementing training programs designed to address workforce needs by developing a more skilled workforce. The Adult Machine Tool Technology training program is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) training program and just one of the many training initiatives designed to meet the growing demand for skilled workers in STEM related industries including nanotechnology, energy, biotechnology, and advanced manufacturing. 

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This Story Was Updated: 8/29/2014
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