The state of Illinois will partner with community colleges and manufacturers to train veterans for advanced manufacturing careers, Gov. Pat Quinn announced earlier this week.
Get Skills to Work is a coalition between the state, the Illinois Manufacturer’s Association, GE and participating community colleges, according to a Wednesday release from Quinn’s office.
The program is designed to provide training and certification for advanced manufacturing jobs while working with employers committed to hiring returning veterans, according to the release.
“I am thrilled that Illinois is the first state in the nation to join the Get Skills to Work coalition,” Quinn said in the release. “This program will help our state’s returning servicemembers get the skills they need to get back into the workforce.”