Free manufacturing training available in Louisville, Bullitt County

General Electric plans to hire 75 new workers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 3, 2015) — Free training is available in Louisville and Bullitt County to help people qualify for good-paying manufacturing jobs that are opening up at GE and other area employers. GE has announced plans to hire at least 75 new workers and prefers to hire individuals who have received the Certified Production Technician or CPT training.

The first step in getting the free four-week CPT training is to attend an orientation session. Call (502) 276-9711, Ext. 4001, to register for an orientation session. Sessions are being held at the following locations:

KY Manufacturing Career Center, 160 Rochester Dr., Suite 115B, Louisville

  • Tuesdays and Fridays at 2 p.m. (No session Nov. 27)

Kentucky Career Center Nia Center, 2900 W. Broadway, Suite 100, Louisville

  • Fridays at 2 p.m. (No session Nov. 27)

Kentucky Career Center, 600 W. Cedar, Louisville

  • Thursdays at 2 p.m. (No session Nov. 26)

Southwest Regional Library, 9725 Dixie Highway, Louisville

  • Mondays at 2 p.m. (Nov. 9 and 16 only)

Bullitt County JCTC Campus, 505 Buffalo Run Rd. – Suite 101, Shepherdsville

  • Mondays and Wednesdays at 2 p.m.

There was a tremendous response to an initial round of CPT training announced in early October and registration was full for the orientation sessions held in October and the training classes that are taking place throughout November. New classes will start in December at the Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center, 160 Rochester Drive; the NIA Center at 29th & Broadway and the Bullitt County campus of Jefferson Community & Technical College in Shepherdsville.

Graduates of the four-week CPT training earn a nationally recognized certificate and will have opportunities to interview with local companies. Attendees must be at least 18 years of age.

The training is being provided by KentuckianaWorks through the Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center, which opened in 2013 to train and connect people to manufacturing jobs. The facility near the airport in south Louisville was created in response to Mayor Greg Fischer’s BEAM initiative to make the region a hub of advanced manufacturing.

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