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State Grant Allows Prairie State to Offer Free Bridge to Manufacturing Careers Course

New registration dates have been added.

Due to a generous $20,000 grant from the State of Illinois, (PSC) is offering a free class, Bridge to Manufacturing Careers, from 1 to 4 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 17.

The course is intended to prepare students for entry-level employment or post-secondary training in the manufacturing field. Students will receive instruction, guidance, and support as they increase reading, writing, math, and technology skills; explore manufacturing careers, job requirements, and employer expectations for employment; and conduct job searches, write résumés, complete applications, and develop interviewing and workplace communication skills. It is open to students preparing for the GED® tests or those who have earned a GED® certificate or high school diploma.

After completion of the course, students will be prepared to take the GED® Exam, apply for admission for an entry level manufacturing class at PSC, or use the course completion on a résumé while searching for entry-level employment.

Registration is being held at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 19, and 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 20, in the Adult Training and Outreach Center on the PSC campus, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

For more information about the course, contact Angioletta Maltbia, student services specialist, adult education, at (708) 709-7931 or e-mail amaltbia@prairiestate.edu.

-Andrea Small

cornell hudson December 22, 2011 at 01:53 PM
It would help if unemployed students could receive a stipend to defray their costs.
Juvenal December 22, 2011 at 07:19 PM
Does this include Mandarin language instruction and a plane ticket to Guangzhou?

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