Two months after V-vehicle announced it's plan to build environmentally friendly cars...the celebration is over and now it's time to get down to business: "If you look at the productivity of people in Northeast Louisiana, you'll find some of the highest in the U.S. but at the same time they lack the specific skills in industry," said Louisiana Workforce Director Bob Hammack. That's why Hammack says they'll be offering free manufacturing training until a 2 million dollar federal grant runs out.
The hope is that folks will use the training to fill the more than 3 thousand jobs created by businesses like Gardner Denver Thomas and V-vehicle. The free classes will be an intense 166 hour training regimen. Students will train using computer simulated machines and also learn about quality control, specialized power tools and hydraulics.
All in the hopes of creating a highly skilled workforce to keep new businesses coming to Louisiana. Next Classes start August 24th. Morning Classes: Monday-Friday 8am-12pm. Night Classes: Monday-Thursday 5:30-9:30pm. To Sign up head to Monroe City Hall Annex on Jackson Street. All potential students must first pass a Reading and Applied Math test.