Training for Jobs

A welder works inside the new Feldmeier Equipment facility on Brooklawn Parkway in Dewitt. OCC will train 15 people to work as welders and metal refinishers at Feldmeier.

Onondaga Community College’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development has two outstanding opportunities for people interested in rewarding careers.

 

Paid Apprenticeships in Manufacturing

OCC is teaming up with Feldmeier Equipment, Inc. of Syracuse to offer an Apprenticeship Accelerator Career Training Program. Over the course of 10-weeks, program participants will be trained for positions including welder and metal refinisher. Students will be paid during the program. Those who successfully complete the coursework will enter into a 4-year apprenticeship. The starting pay post-training will be $13 an hour and includes built-in, merit based pay increases throughout the apprenticeship. Training begins in October and runs through January.

A total of 15 students will be selected to do their apprenticeships at Feldmeier Equipment which makes stainless steel processing equipment for a wide range of businesses including those specializing in pharmaceuticals, biotech and cosmetics along with brewers, food, dairy, and beverage processing facilities.

Anyone interested in a career in manufacturing is encouraged to register for an information session at www.aactjobs.com. The info session will be held Wednesday, September 26 from 6-9 p.m. at Storer Auditorium on the OCC campus. Candidates must be present to be considered.

Apprenticeship Accelerator Career Training is the product of a unique collaboration coordinated by OCC’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development. Training is provided by OCC with additional apprenticeship, project and employer support provided by the American Apprenticeship Initiative, the Manufacturers Association of Central New York, the New York State Department of Labor and the Onondaga County Office of Economic Development.

 

Full Scholarships Available for Medical Billing Candidates

OCC will be training up to 15 people for careers in Medical Billing. Students who successfully complete the course work will be certified in Medical Billing. Full scholarships are available for interested candidates! Classes begin October 8 and will be held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a period of 28 weeks. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend an information session Wednesday, September 19 at 2 p.m. at OCC’s Mulroy Hall, 4926 Onondaga Road (Route 173), Syracuse 13215. More information is available by contacting OCC’s Student Recruitment Office at (315) 498-2221 or by visiting this website.

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