Manufacturing Entry Training Academy (META)
Noble County residents looking to gain the necessary skill sets needed for a career in manufacturing, now have an introductory course that will provide them with those skills. The goal of this course is to help prepare participants for employment at local manufacturing companies and jump-start their careers.
Together, the Noble County Economic Development Corp., Northeast Indiana Works and Freedom Academy in Kendallville have developed the Manufacturing Entry Training Academy, or META. It serves a twofold purpose: to instill entry-level, manufacturing-related skills in program participants, and help industries in Noble County fill job openings.
The META program, which will target a wide cross-section of the community, is expected to start in January. It includes recent graduates, part-time employees and those who may already have a full-time job but want a career that has a greater potential for advancement. Those who complete the training academy will receive a certificate documenting the classes they have passed. Successful completion of this program will open the door to a career in manufacturing.
The worker training programs will be branded under the “Noble Up!” umbrella. This includes all the workforce development programs supported by the EDC. The “Up!” reflects the direction that’s hoped for those who take part in the skills training programs, as well as the local employers who benefit from that training and — ultimately — Noble County’s economy. If participants up their skills, they’ll up their pay and they’ll up their quality of life.
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