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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2007

For more information please contact:
Zenagui Brahim
NH MEP
Tel: (603) 226-3200

MEDIA ADVISORY


NH MEP, Keene Office of Employment Security and Local Companies Team Up to Train and Hire NH Workers

M.O.S.T. Mobile Training Unit in Keene on Monday, July 23 Training Local People to Fill Skilled Manufacturing Positions With Tidland, Graphicast and Lake Machine

On Monday, July 23, the state-of-the-art M.O.S.T. (Machine Operator Skills Training) mobile training unit will be at the Tidland Corporation in Keene, training 12 local out-of-work men and women in the skills they need to secure highly skilled computerized manufacturing jobs.
M.O.S.T. is a U.S. Department of Labor pilot program launched in the six (6) New England states. The New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NH MEP) in conjunction with the Keene Office of Employment Security will facilitate the two-week long training. The primary goal of M.O.S.T is to address the critical need of local manufacturers fill a rapidly increasing number of vacant computerized numerical-control (CNC) machine operator positions.

The mobile training unit, equipped with computer terminals and interactive machines, will be in Keene for two weeks as trainees are fast-tracked into new careers.

Tidland Corporation, New Hampshire Industries and Lake Machine have already committed to interviewing the M.O.S.T. trainees for full-time employment at their companies, which will be followed by a 60-day on-the-job training program. Each company has vacancies at their plant for these skilled workers.

WHAT: Machine Operators Skills Training Program (M.O.S.T.) mobile unit training
 
WHO: Local out-of-work residents training to fill needed CNC Machine Operator positions at Tidland Corporation,
New Hampshire Industries and Lake Machine
Joel Slutsky, Manager, Keene Employment Security Office
Zenagui Brahim, NH MEP Director of Operations
 
VISUALS: The M.O.S.T. mobile training unit is equipped with computers and technical machinery for hands-on training
Trainee orientation into the M.O.S.T. program
Local NH residents embarking on a new, skilled career path
 
WHEN: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday, July 23 (Runs July 23 through August 3)
 
WHERE: Tidland Corporation parking area
11 Bradco St.
Keene, NH



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