Mobile Welding Lab Parks Downtown

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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.