Due to a generous $20,000 grant from the State of Illinois, Prairie State College (PSC) is offering a free class, Bridge to Manufacturing Careers, from 1 to 4 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 17.
The course is intended to prepare students for entry-level employment or post-secondary training in the manufacturing field. Students will receive instruction, guidance, and support as they increase reading, writing, math, and technology skills; explore manufacturing careers, job requirements, and employer expectations for employment; and conduct job searches, write résumés, complete applications, and develop interviewing and workplace communication skills. It is open to students preparing for the GED® tests or those who have earned a GED® certificate or high school diploma.
After completion of the course, students will be prepared to take the GED® Exam, apply for admission for an entry level manufacturing class at PSC, or use the course completion on a résumé while searching for entry-level employment.
Registration is being held at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 19, and 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 20, in the Adult Training and Outreach Center on the PSC campus, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.