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Jumpstart Your Career: Free Course Opportunities!

Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, NY is offering an exciting opportunity for individuals looking to gain professional skills and technical expertise in the field of manufacturing.

About the Course The Basic Manufacturing Course, running from April 8th to June 30th, provides pre-apprenticeship instruction in a supportive environment. Classes are held on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, allowing flexibility for working individuals to pursue their education.

Program Highlights

  • No Cost: This program is completely free for students, removing financial barriers to education.

  • $200 Stipend: Eligible students may receive a $200 stipend to support their participation in the course.

  • Hands-on Learning: Explore career options and tour local businesses to gain real-world insights into the manufacturing industry.

  • Technical Skills: Learn CNC basics and set-up operation to acquire valuable technical knowledge.

  • Certification: Earn your OSHA 10 certification, a widely recognized credential in the manufacturing sector.

  • Career Development: Enhance your interviewing skills and gain valuable work experience to prepare for future job opportunities.

How to Enroll To learn more about this exciting opportunity and to enroll in the Spring 2024 Basic Manufacturing Course, contact Brandy Solomon at


Madison County Working Solutions and the Carpenter’s Union are excited to announce 'We Build your dream Career,' a six-week training program designed to equip you with essential skills in the construction industry.

Training Details:

  • Duration: April 22, 2024 - June 3, 2024

  • Location: 6920 Princeton CT Syracuse, NY 13212

  • Training Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays (5:00 pm - 9:00 pm), Saturdays (7:00 am - 3:30 pm)

  • Training Topics: Concrete Forms and Footers, Wood Framing, Metal Studs, Drywall, and Acoustical Ceilings

  • Supportive Services: Gas cards and EZ Pass will be provided to assist with transportation.

Why Join 'We Build'?

  • Free Training: This program offers six weeks of training at absolutely no cost to you.

  • Expert Instruction: Learn from industry professionals with hands-on experience in construction.

  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Gain practical skills in various aspects of construction, preparing you for a successful career.

  • Support Services: Receive assistance to ensure successful completion of the training program.

How to Apply: To be considered for the 'We Build' program, contact Ellen Bowe at Madison County Working Solutions by calling 315.363.2400.


The Manufacturing Association and New York State Empire State Development invite you to 'Become a Real Life Rosie,' a free 72-hour course designed to diversify advanced manufacturing with women in the workforce.

Course Highlights:

  • No Cost: Participate in this comprehensive training program at absolutely no cost.

  • Duration: April 10 - June 27, Wednesdays and Thursdays (4:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

  • Location: Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY

  • Learning Outcomes: Explore various manufacturing processes including safety, CNC Machining, hand tool usage, robotics, and lean manufacturing.

  • Professional Growth: Acquire skills to enhance your professional development, including interview techniques, LinkedIn account setup, and site visits to local manufacturers.

  • Stipend: Participants who complete the course will receive a $1,000 stipend.

Why Join 'Become a Real Life Rosie'?

  • New Career Path: Discover exciting job opportunities in the growing tech industry and beyond.

  • Hands-On Learning: Gain practical knowledge and skills through in-person classes and site visits.

  • Supportive Environment: Learn in a supportive environment that encourages growth and empowerment.

How to Apply: Contact Yawa Zero, Workforce Development Specialist at or call 315.474.4201 ext. 55 to secure your spot in the 'Become a Real Life Rosie' training program.


The Manufacturing Association, New York State Empire State Development, Mohawk Valley Community College, and Working Solutions proudly present 'Women in Manufacturing- Real Life Rosies™'—a transformative program designed to empower women in the manufacturing sector.

Program Highlights:

  • Comprehensive Training: Explore a variety of essential manufacturing skills including safety protocols, CNC Machining, hand tool usage, robotics, and lean manufacturing techniques.

  • Career Preparation: Prepare for promising career opportunities or a Registered Apprenticeship in advanced manufacturing.

  • Job Interviews: Guaranteed interviews with up to six local companies upon completion of the program.

  • Supportive Services: Receive assistance with clothing and supplies for work, and access to up to two nationally recognized certifications: CMfgA and OSHA 10.

  • Childcare Support: Enjoy peace of mind with free day camp provided for children ages 6-14 during program hours. Camp themes include art, science, theater, computers, robotics, LEGO, cooking, swim, sports, and more!

  • Transportation Assistance: Transportation and childcare are provided for children under 6, ensuring that participants can fully engage in the program.

Course Details:

  • Duration: July 29 - August 15, 2024 (Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

  • Location: In-person at MVCC Utica Campus

  • Cost: Absolutely no cost to participate

  • Stipend: Participants will receive a $1000 stipend upon successful completion of the program.

  • Optional OSHA 10 Course: Participants have the option to enroll in the OSHA 10 course (dates TBD).

Seize Your Opportunity: Don't miss your chance to embark on a rewarding career journey in manufacturing! Register online or get more details!



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