M-Powered J-Standard Soldering Training Video
HIRED and Hennepin Technical College (HTC) have partnered with local employers and the US Department of Labor to bring you the M-Powered J-Standard Soldering training program. High-tech manufacturing is forecasted to grow by 10.4% during 2012, creating 273,000 new jobs. Workers who are M-Powered certified will be able to take advantage of the rapidly growing job market for clean-room solderers.
The M-Powered program is a 1-month ‘fast track’ course that will prepare students to become certified in clean-room soldering and receive J-Standard certification (known in the industry as IPC J-STD-001), which is the most widely recognized industry credential for solderers. Classes are Monday-Friday, from 8:00am – 1:30pm at HTC’s Brooklyn Park campus. The course includes both classroom work (shop math, schematics reading, soldering theory) as well as hand-on lab work in HTC’s state-of-the-art facilities.
In addition to instruction in essential technical skills, the M-Powered Soldering program also gives students the tools and connections they need to begin or advance their careers after graduating. Students will receive additional training in job searches, career development, and other critical “soft skills” from experienced employment counselors at HIRED. Following the training, students will participate in a career fair and introduce themselves to employers who are looking to hire candidates for paid internships. Internships are approximately 3 months long and pay $12 to $15 an hour, depending on the employer. Internship placement and subsequent employment is not guaranteed through this program. However, this program provides an array of tools (technical skills, soft skills, certifications, and employer connections) that will help you land a rewarding position in precision manufacturing and soldering.
To begin the application process you must attend an informational session at either HTC campus.
Registration deadline is May, 10th!
Click here to see the M-Powered J-Standard Soldering Training flier
Hennepin Technical College
Brooklyn Park Campus
Tuesday April 23, 9-10 am
Thursday May 7, 9-10 am
****This project provides priority service to veterans and spouses of veterans***
To begin the application, please give us a call!
Senior Employment Counselor – HIRED
Tuition, books, and classroom related fees are paid for by funding from the U.S. Department of Labor. To qualify, applicants must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or refugee with a work permit. They must also have a high school diploma or GED, and have college level reading, writing, and math skills.
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HIRED’s Green Construction Training is Expanding to Golden Valley!
HIRED and America’s Woodshop have partnered to offer the Green Construction Trades Course (GCTC). This 128 hour course (4 weeks) covers a variety of topics that give students exposure to various aspects of today’s construction industry. The course is designed to give students in-demand green construction skills that will make them excellent candidates for entry-level or mid-level construction positions. Whether you want to learn construction basics or develop an existing skillset, the GCTC will give you marketable skills you need to advance your career in construction. Students will also have the ability to purchase up to 26.25 college credits from NCCER after successful completion of the course.
Each day, students will develop skills in a new topic as they learn about codes and regulations, practice relevant woodworking skills and receive one-on-one instruction from industry professionals. Students will also have the chance to earn valuable industry credentials from the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America
To learn more about the program or to begin registration contact:
Click here to see the Green Construction Trades Course flier
Classes include an introduction to:
Week 1: Certifications: CPR/First Aid, OSHA-10, NCCER
Week 2: Power tools/hand tools and equipment
Week 3: Carpentry: Exterior (framing, roofing, siding)
Week 4: Carpentry: Interior (drywall, trim, windows, doors)
PLUS: green career preparation skills, graduation, career fair
- June – July, 2013
- Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-4:00pm
- Sandburg Learning Center
2400 Sandburg Lane
Golden Valley, 55427
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Special Thanks to HIRED program partners: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), and the Greater Twin Cities United Way.
* Program cost for 4 weeks is $1,000, including tools and certifications. Grants are available for candidates who qualify.
** This is not a degree-granting course but rather a program that teaches transferable skills and helps participants make educated career making decisions. All testing will be done in accordance with the standards of Woodwork Career Alliance of North America.
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