A new federal grant program that covers the cost of tuition for two advanced manufacturing job training programs at Finger Lakes Community College is available to select students.
Those eligible include people ages 18 to 29, veterans and dislocated workers.
The grant program covers the cost of two programs: mechatronic technology and advanced manufacturing machinist. Classes begin in late March and are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Mechatronic technology is a 12-week program that runs weekdays from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 20 to June 2 at the FLCC Victor Campus Center, off Route 251.
Students learn the mechanical and electrical fundamentals common to many high technology manufacturers in the Rochester area.
Advanced manufacturing machinist is a six-month program that runs weekdays from 4 to 8 p.m. March 27 to Sept. 29 at ITT Goulds Pumps in Seneca Falls.
Students learn how to use machine tools to make precision components in aerospace, medical, automotive and other industries.
Both programs were designed in cooperation with local employers to ensure that graduates have the skills and knowledge that match available jobs, FLCC reported.
Late last year, FLCC was awarded $1.22 million in U.S. Labor Department funding to provide free tuition to younger workers, veterans and those who had been laid off due to an employer shutting down operations or moving.
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