Free Diabetes Workshop planned
A free diabetes workshop with free nutritional assessments runs for six weeks on Tuesdays, from April 14 to May 19, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Merrimack Valley Hospital, 140 Lincoln Ave. Workshops are provided by Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley. Complimentary lunch provided by the hospital. More information is available from Kathryn at 978-946-1260.
Participants needed for Manufacturing Program at NECC
Northern Essex Community College has extended the deadline to enroll in a free, 25-week, Advanced Manufacturing Training Program.
Participants can chose to enroll in the basic machine track offered in partnership with Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School or the basic electronic track offered in partnership with the Greater Lawrence Technical School. Tuition is grant funded.
The program begins April 22 and ends in late October. Classes will be held from 3 to 8 p.m., four to five days a week. This program, which was modeled on a similar but shorter NECC pilot program which resulted in jobs for those who completed the program, will prepare participants for jobs as Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine operators, CNC machine technicians, electro-mechanical assemblers, electrical and electronic technicians, and test technicians.
“We developed this program with local employers, who helped design the curriculum to meet their specifications. Graduates of the program will have a real competitive edge when apply for jobs,” noted George Moriarty, executive director of the College’s Center for Corporate and Community Education.
Graduates of the pilot program have been hired by Arwood Machine Inc. in Newburyport, which is a manufacturer of ultra-precision metal components used in aerospace, communications, and defense and AW Chesterton in Groveland, a global leader in making polymer and mechanical seals.
More information is available from Renee Deyermond at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-659-1223.