News Release

Published on Thursday, December 16, 2010

Western Technical College is offering free Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and welding training to displaced workers and recent high school graduates. Informational meetings will be held prior to the classes to provide details and answer questions. The training is provided free through a Community-based Job Training Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

On Thursday, Jan. 6 at 10:00 a.m., an informational meeting on the CNC Operator Skills Institute will be held at Workforce Connections Job Center, 402 8th St. North, La Crosse. The training will take place Jan. 17-March 11 on Western’s La Crosse Campus. Through these eight weeks of intensive training in CNC mill and lathe operation, participants will gain entry-level skills for a job operating CNC equipment. Classes will run eight hours per day, four days per week. Students who complete the training will receive six credits toward the Machine Tool Operation technical diploma at Western.

On Friday, Jan. 7 at 1:00 p.m., an informational meeting on the Welding Skills Institute will be held at Workforce Connections Job Center, 402 8th St. North, La Crosse. The training will take place Jan. 24-March 11 on Western’s La Crosse Campus. Through seven weeks of intensive training in GMAW welding, participants will gain entry-level skills for a job in production welding. Classes will run eight hours per day, four days per week. Students who complete the training will receive four credits toward the Welding technical diploma at Western.

To sign up for the informational meetings, call Kim at Workforce Connections at 608.789.6247. For more information on the training or to register, contact Rose in Western’s Business and Industry Services at huebschr@westerntc.edu or 608.785.9291.