Some industries are in the midst of a worker shortage that is expected to intensify as baby boomers age and the need for skilled workers grows. Wor-Wic Community College, Quality Staffing Services and other local partners are offering several grant funded programs.
NOTE: You may apply for these courses online HOWEVER, you will still have to come to the Salisbury office at 1237 N. Salisbury Blvd to complete the application, show ID and take Production Skills Test!
General Unmanned Aircraft Systems Specialist Training Program
The growth rate for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry will create new opportunities for training and career advancement. There is a critical shortage of skilled workers to support this growing industry not only on Delmarva, but all across the United States.
Through a partnership with Sentinel Robotic Solutions, UAV Solutions, Quality Staffing Services, and the Lower Shore Workforce Alliance, Wor-Wic Community College is offering an unmanned vehicle training course funded by a Maryland EARN grant.
Next course begins JUNE 2018
Welding Training Program
Introduction to Arc Welding is a 13 week course designed to provide the entry level welder with the skills necessary to secure employment in the welding industry.
Through a partnership with Arcon Welding Services and Quality Staffing Services, Wor-Wic Community College is offering a Maryland Energy Administration funded program.
Next Class starts Jan. 22nd ,2018 to April 23rd, 2018 * 13 Week Course
New applications be accepted as of March 1st, 2018
Carpentry Training Program
Basic Construction Techniques is designed to prepare students with the basic skills required to enter the construction industry.
Experience “hands-on” instruction on proper and safe use of hand and power tools. Focus on basic safety standards for construction. Review basic math & measurement as they relate to construction (mathematical functions, decimal-fraction conversion and basic geometry), reading a tape measure and print reading. Review drawing plans to determine materials and fasteners needed.
Winter Course start Jan. 18th,2018 to April 19th, 2018 (13 sessions) Final Exam: April 26th, 2018
New Carpentry Training Course start Fall 2018
New Applications accepted as of March 1st 2018
Every Thursday: 5:30 pm to 8:45 pm
(13 sessions) Exam: April 26th, 2018
CNC Machining Training Program
Future date to be determined.
Computer Numeric Control (CNC) is the automation of machine tools that are operated by precisely programmed commands encoded on a storage medium. More and more industries are turning to such machines causing the demand for those trained in CNC operation and programming to skyrocket.
M4Reactor, Wor-Wic Community College and Quality Staffing Services, with funding provided by the United States Department of Agriculture, have formed a partnership to offer this 2 week course.
Introduction to CNC Programming is a fast paced, 2 week course. It is designed to provide a broad overview of the basic skills required to set up and program a CNC machine.
Students will first learn the background of the technology. They will begin to write their first program on day one and move on to more specific technologies based on various machines including mills, lathes, routers, lasers, wire EDM, etc. A general understanding of hand tools is beneficial.
Local experts will be on hand to deliver practical instruction. Should time permit, field trips to local facilities utilizing CNC technology will be arranged. These presentations/tours will give the students a better understanding of what a career in this field will entail and real world examples of where they could go.
To be eligible for this course, candidates must:
- Be interested in obtaining full-time work as a Machine Operator, CNC Programmer or related job after completion of training
- Be unemployed and living on Delmarva
- Have a High School Diploma or GED (Minimum age 18)
- Be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen
- Be able to recognize and solve problems
- Be able to read blueprints
- Be able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. regularly and up to 50 lbs. occasionally, unassisted
- Possess good depth perception and manual dexterity
- Be job ready
- Have reliable transportation
For more information about M4Reactor, visit them online at http://M4Reactor.org.
Work2Live WELL is a new technical skills development program that seeks to provide adults entry into emerging careers in the environmental and natural resources fields. In partnership with private businesses, nonprofits and universities, this program is designed to offer exposure, opportunity and training in several emerging fields.
30 CHOSEN APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE…
- Detailed field training
- Classroom sessions
- Weekly stipend
- Interviews with local employers
- One-on-one mentoring
IDEAL CANDIDATES MUST…
- Be 18+ years old
- Have a positive attitude
- Want to learn a new trade
- Pass a drug screening
If you live in the Cambridge area please call to set an appointment for the application process.
Eight-week training period: five days a week, eight hours a day.
Course materials, equipment, supplies and uniforms included free of charge.
The application period will be open February 5-March 1, and training will run from March 26-May 18.