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Nonprofit offering career training
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Posted: 2012 Oct 19 - 00:45

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Feed the Lambs enrichment program has openings in its electrical 101 4Me class.

This is an opportunity for those 16-24 years of age to acquire training in a field that could lead to a worthwhile career as an electrician, as well as provide practical experience that can be used in maintaining a household.

The training is a 20-week course providing a total of 56 hours of training, 30 classroom hours and 26 hands-on experiences.

There will be 16 on site volunteer hours wiring homes for Habitat for Humanity. At graduation students will be able to keep their complete 150-page training manual and tool set they worked with throughout the period.

Testing for comprehension and mentors for each student are also provided to help make the class a success for all students.

A workshop on resume writing and interviewing will help students market their newfound competence and confidence.

FTL is working with Workforce Solutions to become a credentialed provider, which will enable employers to receive wage subsidies for hiring program graduates.

Some previous graduates have gone on to further their education in this field and some have been offered internships and future employment with local companies.

The course is held at Indian River Habitat for Humanity and is taught by professionals in the field.

For more information on enrollment, becoming a mentor or donating, call (772) 501-5482 or (772) 231-0188.

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