Over the last several weeks, eight individuals have experienced hands-on instruction in manufacturing processes such as grinding, milling, die setting and precision measurement. They have also attended classes on communication skills, powered industrial trucks, career ladders, work ethic, resume writing, and mock interviewing. Almost every student who has completed the FIT 4 programs since 2012 has been offered at least one position as a result of the final interview day. The participating companies on February 2nd included: Elk County Heat Treaters, J.I.T. Tool & Die, Keystone Powdered Metal, Metal Powder Products (MPP), Metaldyne (St Marys), and Metco/Pro-Process. Two of the eight students who participated in this most recent class received jobs prior to the conclusion of the program.
The program is coordinated by the Community Education Center of Elk and Cameron Counties and the PA CareerLinks® Elk, Clearfield, and McKean Counties and is funded by the North Central Workforce Development Board. For more information, contact the CEC at 781-3437 or the PA CareerLink® at 834-2857.