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Area 10th graders recruited for career training pilot program

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Lewis-Clark State College and its partners are recruiting 90 area high school students for training preparing students for entry-level manufacturing jobs as part of a free two-year pilot program.

Informational events for interested students and their parents or guardians will be held 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, in Grangeville; additionally, on Nov. 30 (Clarkston), Dec. 7 (Orofino), Dec. 11 (Moscow) and Dec. 13 (Lewiston).

Sixty students will be prepared for Mechanical Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Technician positions, and 30 students for Electro-Mechanical.

The program is for second semester 10th grade students. The training is intended to meet the workforce needs of regional manufacturers that produce with metal. The program starts after Jan. 1. Enrollment will begin Nov. 29.

Students will receive opportunities to visit area manufacturing facilities and to enter a paid apprenticeship program. Each student will be assigned a mentor that will support them through the training. They will earn high school credit for some of their course work. After successful completion of the program, students will receive a Northwest Intermountain Metal Manufacturing industry-recognized credential that certifies their training.

The training provides pathways to further education for advanced technical certificates, Associate of Applied Science, and Applied Bachelor’s degrees.

Lewis-Clark State College is offering this program in partnership with the University of Idaho, Northwest Intermountain Manufacturers Association, Clearwater Economic Development Association, Idaho Digital Learning, Idaho PTech, and the Idaho Department of Labor. This pilot initiative is being funded by the National Science Foundation.

For information: Christine Frei, 208-746-0015, ext. 104; cfrei@clearwater-eda.org.



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