Aiken Tech offers free job training

Aiken Technical College is helping unemployed and under employed residents become qualified for jobs.

Right now, manufacturing employers in the CSRA say that they're having a hard time finding qualified technicians for jobs. The Aiken County is offering a free program that will help residents become certified.

The state sponsored program has 125 spots open for free entry-level manufacturing job training. During the ten week program, students will receive training in safety, measurements, production, and maintenance. Officials at Aiken Tech said that they want to help citizens find and maintain jobs.

"The school's hope is to provide citizens with an avenue in a career development pathway that will allow them to have access to manufacturing positions. Manufacturers offer a great starting salary with benefits and a career path," said Steven Simmons, Dean of Business, Computer Technology, and Training at the college.

An information session about the job training will be held on Friday, November 22 at the Aiken Tech campus in Graniteville. The session will be held in the 700 Building on campus, on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 2 p.m.

Applicants must 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED.

For more information, call 803-508-7489.

Aiken Tech is located at 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway.