The Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association recently secured more than $5,000 in related incentive funding for local registered apprentices through a grant with the Workforce Development Institute.
The funding assisted CNC machinists, tool makers, mold makers and other apprentices participating in Mastercam training classes at OptiPro Systems in Ontario, Wayne County.
The funding – from the WDI’s Finger Lakes Regional Office – assisted a half dozen companies in the nine-county greater Rochester and Finger Lakes region that sent a dozen manufacturing professionals to OptiPro for classes.
Reimbursements totaled $5,500 which will allow companies to further invest in their apprenticeship programs, the organization reported.
“The RTMA is proud to partner with WDI and OptiPro to provide world-class related instruction at a significantly reduced cost for several local apprentices,” said Rich Turner, RTMA director of Workforce Development. “These funds were able to get apprentices valuable training that will assist them on-the-job and take them one-step closer to becoming a journey worker in their respective advanced manufacturing trade.”
OptiPro is a state-approved related training and instruction provider for companies that participate in the New York State Apprenticeship Program and offers a wide range of classes to accommodate students of all skill levels. Go to https://www.optipro.com/support-and-training/ for more information.
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