Hypertherm Joins Partnership To Prepare Workers For Advanced Manufacturing Jobs

Hypertherm, a New England Council member, is partnering with River Valley Community College (RVCC) to teach skills for advanced manufacturing jobs to under- and unemployed workers.

The program, administered by RVCC and Hypertherm’s Technical Training Institute, receives funding from the Department of Labor’s H-1B program. Students receive training for 9 weeks (40 hours per week) and earn an Advanced Manufacturing Certificate upon completion. After initial testing to start the training program, students are enrolled in the RVCC/Hypertherm Skills Through Apprenticeship Retraining (STAR) program. The STAR program is a state-recognized apprenticeship that lasts two years, during which the students are hired as full time employees, even when taking classes through the program.

“We are fortunate to have the challenge of expanding our workforce and elevating the skillset,” said Hyopertherm VP of Human Resources Mike Baymiller. “Our future success will be measured in part by how well we are able to hire, develop and grow our skilled workforce.”

The New England Council commends Hyphertherm for its commitment to developing the workforce for the advanced manufacturing sector, which is so vital to New England’s economy. Read more in River Valley Community College’s press release and New Hampshire Business Review.

Recently from the Blog

NEC Announces COVID In-Person Event Policy; Plans Return to In-Person Programming in 2022

12/17/2021 | Read Post

NEC Partnership with internX to Expand Internship Opportunities for Minority Students

01/4/2022 | Read Post

In the News

NEC to Honor Historic All-Female Lineup of 2021 New Englanders of the Year

08/2/2021 | Read Press Release

NEC Board Elects Three New Directors

04/27/2021 | Read Press Release