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Modesto Junior College

MJC and Alliance Worknet offer new six-month Manufacturing Academy

The Technical Education and Workforce Development Department of Modesto Junior College is partnering with Stanislaus Alliance Worknet to offer a new Manufacturing Academy that will begin January 11, 2016 and complete at the end of June 2016.  The Alliance Worknet is seeking 24 participants who are interested in working in industrial maintenance to fill the first academy.

Classes will be held Monday through Friday, between the hours of 12 noon and 6 p.m. on the MJC West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Avenue, Modesto.

Academy courses will include Fundamentals of Electricity, Electrical Safety, Commercial and Industrial Welding, Machine Shop 1, Machine Shop 2, Arc Welding, MIG Welding, TIG Welding, Pneumatics and Hydraulics and Troubleshooting.

Students completing the academy will receive a California Community College/Modesto Junior College Achievement Certificate in Manufacturing Technology.

"Industry employers consistently state they need more qualified maintenance and repair personnel," said Marla Uliana, MJC director of Workforce Training and Development. "This Academy format is designed to get students job ready in a short turn-around time while providing quality education.  Our goal is to meet the demands of local employers, and this is one way we can do just that."

Tuition assistance is available through the Alliance Worknet for those who qualify.

Academy eligibility requires submission of an application and two years of employment history, qualifying into MJC's English 50 and Math 70 levels (via assessment level or pre-requisite course completion), and scoring at level 4 on the ACT Work Keys Assessment.  Applicants should also have a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid driver's license and ability to pass a drug test.

Deadline to apply is 12 noon on December 2. The program orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, December 2, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Sierra Hall 114 on the MJC West CampusFor more information on the Manufacturing Academy call the Alliance Worknet Hotline at (209) 558-7751.