Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) and Vincennes University (VU) announced the Right Skills Now program for machinist training. In partnership with LIFT, VU will roll out a CNC Machinist program designed to prepare veterans to transition to civilian jobs as skilled employees with upward mobility potential. The accelerated program of study features national credentials from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills [NIMS] based on skills needed for a career in advanced manufacturing.

In Indiana nearly 500,000 separating military personnel will need to find work in the coming year. The Right Skills Now program is well-designed for veterans because they are able to quickly gain hands-on experience, enhance their skills and enter full-time employment.

Veterans participating in the Right Skills Now program will train at the newly built Gene Haas Training Center, just 25 miles from downtown Indianapolis. This state of-the art, 23,000 square foot center will leverage resources to more than double the number of veterans trained for advanced manufacturing jobs. Partner companies connect with trainees ahead of time and mentor them through the training. Graduates from the program are immediately placed in positions once the program is completed.

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