ROCKFORD (WIFR) – Finding training in the manufacturing industry can be as easy as finding the right truck.
A mobile welding lab was parked in downtown Rockford earlier this afternoon. Workers can sign up for training there to help get a welding certification. Employers can also sign up for customized lessons there to fit their workplace.
“They’re given the AWS certification at the very lowest level, the D level, and once they achieve that, we go out and we try to see employment for them,” said Project Manager Darryl Cummings.
The Northern Illinois Workforce Alliance got a grant worth over a million dollars last year to help those in the Stateline get more lab-based training.