WALLINGFORD — Registration is open for special employment programs aimed at sparking interest in the manufacturing and health care fields.
HUBCAP’s third manufacturing and second health care employment pipeline programs are slated to begin in February.
The programs are a joint effort by HUBCAP, Wallingford Public Schools, Adult Education and Workforce Alliance.
The first manufacturing program drew 15 area residents in fall 2018. The second ran in March.
Joe Mirra, HUBCAP founder and board chairman, said that for the pilot program, 20 people registered, 13 completed the course and nine found jobs right away with the program’s major sponsors: Allnex, BYK, Hobson Motzer and Ulbrich Steel.
The second program had about the same numbers, he said.
“The jobs are there,” he said. “It’s just a matter of giving people training in them.”
Mirra said that he was recently tapped to be part of a state taskforce to look at future pipeline programs.
The six-week manufacturing program begins Feb. 5 and is offered during evening sessions at HUBCAP, 128 Center St. Activities include a math and language assessment, hands-on projects, introductions to local manufacturing employers and job searching skills.
There's a $35 fee. Supplies and dinner are included in the program fee. Registration closes Jan. 27.
The health care program trains for an entry-level paraprofessional nursing position. The 16-week program begins Feb. 20, 2020.
Tuition is $900 for Wallingford residents, $925 for non-residents. There is an approximately $60 book cost and a $35 non-refundable fee for a basic reading and math test at time of application.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to sit for the state Department of Health Nurse Aide Competency examination.
The major sponsors are Masonicare and Gaylord.
For more information, call HUBCAP at 203-626-9351 or email email@example.com