Helping jobless into advanced manufacturing

In-Comm Training has joined forces with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to help unemployed people into advanced manufacturing jobs.The independent training provider, which operates two technical academies in Aldridge and Telford, has created a fast-track course that aims to create up to 65 new CNC machinists and electro-mechanical fitters for RTX’s Collins Aerospace factory in Wolverhampton.

A pilot scheme for the first cohort of 10 people started in January, with each participant receiving a mix of theoretical and practical technical training that will see them learn turning, milling, hand fitting, CADCAM and three- and five-axis CNC machining. Backed by over £200,000 of funding by the WMCA, the course will take six months to complete.

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