Veterans graduate from manufacturing skills training program

Officials from NEPIRC and Lackawanna College recognize veterans graduated from the Accelerated Manufacturing Career Readiness Program on Nov. 16. From left, first row, are NEPIRC President and CEO Eric Joseph Esoda, James Clark, Claudette Williams, Ray Walker, Alex Pummer and Lackawanna College President Mark Volk. Second row, Jason Cotter, Joseph Saporito and Keith Dunmire. - Submitted photo

SCRANTON — The Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC), in partnership with Lackawanna College, graduated area veterans from its Accelerated Manufacturing Career Readiness Program on Nov. 16.

This three-week program prepared veterans for placement within high-demand, well-paying manufacturing jobs. The training was available free of charge to local military veterans.

The curriculum was based upon input from more than 30 regional manufacturers seeking to add to their workforce. As a result, a mix of technical and interpersonal skills were covered in a blended adult-learner format of classroom time and application. The training also included manufacturing plant tours and supplemental online learning.

Training was provided by NEPIRC’s staff of experts, Lackawanna College faculty, and Tooling U-SME.

Other major sponsors of the program include the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, General Dynamics OTS, SIMONA America, CSS Industries, JAM Works, Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products, Weiler Corporation and Lamar Advertising.

Officials from NEPIRC and Lackawanna College recognize veterans graduated from the Accelerated Manufacturing Career Readiness Program on Nov. 16. From left, first row, are NEPIRC President and CEO Eric Joseph Esoda, James Clark, Claudette Williams, Ray Walker, Alex Pummer and Lackawanna College President Mark Volk. Second row, Jason Cotter, Joseph Saporito and Keith Dunmire.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_ABJ-Vet-Grads.jpgOfficials from NEPIRC and Lackawanna College recognize veterans graduated from the Accelerated Manufacturing Career Readiness Program on Nov. 16. From left, first row, are NEPIRC President and CEO Eric Joseph Esoda, James Clark, Claudette Williams, Ray Walker, Alex Pummer and Lackawanna College President Mark Volk. Second row, Jason Cotter, Joseph Saporito and Keith Dunmire. Submitted photo