Pasco County, FL, May 25, 2021 – If you have a recent high school grad not sure what comes next, AmSkills has the perfect opportunity for them to get free, hands-on training for a lucrative career in the manufacturing industry.
This Saturday (May 29), AmSkills is offering a one-day Discovery Workshop for grads who want to find out if the manufacturing industry is right for them.
During the interactive Discovery Workshop, participants will work individually and as a team to build a hands-on project. Those that choose to move on will be invited to attend a free, two-week manufacturing training bootcamp, which runs from June 7-18. Both the Discovery Workshop and the training bootcamp are being held in Pasco County at 9130 Ridge Rd., New Pt. Richey, 34654.
The bootcamp consists of multiple hands-on projects, blueprint and measurement reading, intro to soldering, attending tours of local manufacturers and obtaining an OSHA Safety Certificate. During the program, participants will also receive guidance in preparation for a job interview. All participants who successfully complete the bootcamp will receive a Certificate of Completion and will be guaranteed a job interview on the last day. On average, participating manufacturers need to fill 40-60 entry-level positions. Those selected will have the opportunity to start working within a month of completing the bootcamp.
If you are looking for something just for the summer, a paid internship with Pasco County Utilities may be what your high school junior, senior or graduate is looking for. This seven-week internship is only open to eight people, so those interested should register at AmSkills.org or call (727) 301-1282 right away. The internship runs from June 14 – July 30, 2021.
There are 3,019 manufacturing companies and 68,975 manufacturing jobs in the Tampa Bay area (Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando). The average earnings in the manufacturing industry in Tampa Bay is $76,987, which is 27.5% higher than the overall average earnings in Tampa Bay.
For more information or to register visit www.AmSkills.org or call (727) 301-1282.
AmSkills is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to “transform lives through workforce training and apprenticeships.” AmSkills teaches high school students and adults the foundational skills needed for a career in the manufacturing industry using hands-on training. It also gives these students the chance to explore multiple career paths in the manufacturing field. Once completed, candidates are eligible for paid, semi-skilled jobs or skilled apprenticeship opportunities.
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