Organizations partner to offer free apprenticeship training

Jessica Thiel
Posted by of Insight Publications

As part of its commitment to training people for the jobs our region needs to fill, the Fox Valley Workforce Development Board is offering a free opportunity to train up to 10 individuals to become Certified Pre-Apprentices.

The FVWDB, based in Neenah, and serving the counties of Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago, has received a grant to launch a cohort training program that will certify 10 individuals to become Industrial Manufacturing Technician Certified Pre-Apprentices.

The program has been developed in coordination with the FVWDB, DWD Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards, Fox Valley Technical College and several local companies. The program includes four weeks of targeted training at FVTC in Appleton during the month of September, and successful trainees will be offered interviews with local partner companies in Brillion, Neenah and Oshkosh.

Although a job offer is not guaranteed, those who complete this four-week training to will be able to interview with three local companies that are partnering on this project. Entry rates of pay for these jobs will be $13 to $16 per hour, and companies also offer benefits and career advancement opportunities.

Applications are being accepted through Aug. 23 for those ages 18 and older. For those who qualify, additional support grants may be available for mileage reimbursement and childcare. For more information and a free application, call or text Bobbi Miller at (920) 470-0837, or e-mail [email protected] Applicants also can stop by their local American Job Center.