Cincinnati Business Courier
GE Aviation, Cincinnati State Training Vets for Advanced Manufacturing Jobs
October 15, 2012
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  • GE Aviation and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College are part of a coalition launched Monday to train military veterans for thousands of jobs in advanced manufacturing.

    The “Get Skills to Work” coalition will focus on training for veterans, helping them and employers translate military skills to manufacturing jobs, and assisting employers in recruiting veterans.

    Other members of the coalition include Boeing Co., Lockheed Martin Corp., Alcoa Inc. and the Washington, D.C.-based Manufacturing Institute.

    The first class of veterans will be enrolled in January at Cincinnati State, near GE Aviation’s headquarters and jet engine manufacturing complex in Evendale.

    Additional training sites are planned to open in other states throughout 2013.

    The initial investments are designed to help 15,000 veterans qualify for careers in advanced manufacturing. The coalition is seeking additional businesses to meet its goal of reaching 100,000 veterans by 2015.

    Companies and veterans interested in joining the effort or learning can click here for more information.