CV-TEC Mineville, a branch campus of Plattsburgh’s Regional Career & Technical Education Center (CV-TEC), will offer graduating seniors and adults a new and improved jobs training program beginning on June 27.
Also known as Champlain Valley Educational Services, CV-TEC is a BOCES school that provides education-related services, such as vocational courses. In contrast to a traditional high school, a BOCES school teaches students trade, craft, and other professional skills to prepare them for a career in carpentry, engineering, or architecture to name a few. CV-TEC is one of 37 BOCES schools in New York State, with a main campus in Plattsburgh and a branch campus in Mineville.
The important news for graduating seniors and adults at Mineville’s CV-TEC is the introduction of AIME 2.0 on June 27. AIME stands for The Assembling Industry: Manufacturing and Education, which is an 8 week, 120 hour program that is geared toward graduates interested in manufacturing-related jobs. AIME was previously only offered at CV-TEC in Plattsburgh for the past six years, but now Mineville graduates can participate.
Although Mineville’s new AIME jobs training program follows the same format as the Plattsburgh one, AIME 2.0 has a unique curriculum. The classes for AIME 2.0 were based on input from local Essex County businesses, including: Pre-tech Plastics, General Composites, Crown Point Tel/Bridge Point, International Paper, Essex Industries, and North Line Utilities. The development of Mineville’s AIME program has been a collaborative effort between the school and potential employers.
AIME 2.0 will offer Lean 101, Precision Measurement, Hand and Power Tool Use and Safety, Blueprint Reading, Intro to CNC Machining, Intro to Welding, Machine Maintenance, and OSHA 10 Certification. To kick off the program, AIME 2.0 will provide participants the chance to tour manufacturing businesses, and then upon completion, they will be able to interview with manufacturing employers at an “Employment Seminar.”
CV-TEC sees AIME 2.0 as a study course for the National Work Readiness Credential test as well, and the program will integrate many of the skills emphasized in the test. The test measures Situational Judgment, Active Listening, Workplace Math, and Workplace Reading.
The AIME program has been successful in the past, and the job placement rate for participants is over 90%. CV-TEC hopes AIME 2.0 will give Mineville graduates an equal opportunity to transition from school into the job market!