Back to Work: Pathways to manufacturing, utilities, and biotechnology

What’s happening around the country to help people find their way back into the workforce

Job training, apprenticeships, public-private partnership are some of the opportunities around the country to help people get back into the workforce. WorkingNation is always looking for local stories about the available options.

This week, manufacturing, biotechnology, and utilities are among our areas of focus. Take a look.

From New Hampshire: The Keene Sentinel reports a medical supplies manufacturer is offering an apprenticeship program that combines on-the-job training with classes at local community colleges.

From New York: Rome Sentinel reports a grant will fund training for 600 unemployed and underemployed residents – in 17 New York counties – to meet increased demand for workers to fill health care jobs.

From Oregon: Blue Mountain Eagle reports Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative and a local technical school are developing a training center in Baker City for people looking to become utility workers and also to provide continuing education to current employees.

From Rhode Island: Patch Narragansett-South Kingston reports the University of Rhode Island is offering a free, virtual course to introduce people to biotechnology careers that encompass jobs in marine, agricultural, and medical biotechnology.

From Utah: Daily Herald reports Owens Corning is expanding operations over the next decade in Juab County adding about 70 jobs to its existing workforce.

Did you miss our previous Back to Work stories from around the country? Catch up here.