A conglomerate of manufacturing entities has selected Wayne County Community College District to bolster the region's manufacturing work force.
The program, called Right Skills Now, is an expedited manufacturing training program led by The Manufacturing Institute, The National Association of Manufacturers, The National Institute for Metalworking Skills, American College Testing and the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
WCCCD, Michigan's largest urban community college, is the first state college to launch Right Skills Now.
The fast-track program will train 32 area residents in certified precision manufacturing technologies in an effort to meet the pent-up demand for skilled trade workers in southeastern Michigan, according to a community college statement. The program lasts 16 weeks and is followed by an eight-week paid internship.