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Recruitment, Information Sessions For Paid Syracuse Surge Job Training Begins

Syracuse Surge EOC Building
John Smith
Syracuse Surge EOC Building

A series of informational meetings about free job training for Syracuse residents that could lead to high paying jobs is underway this week. The Syracuse Surge initiativeis actively holding meetings this week with educational partners offering two paths of study, Surge Advanced Manufacturing or SAM and Electrical Mechanical Tech or EMT.

Centerstate CEO Senior Manager of Industry Partnerships Meghan Durso says they can’t guarantee trainees will land a job after successful completion of the job training programs, but there are plenty of opportunities.

“See if there is a way you can fit into these positions, because there’s so many in and out accounting there’s so much opportunities for growth. Because there’s just a lot of great business that is happening in this advanced tech and advanced manufacturing. There is so many opportunities for the residents of Syracuse.”

She says about 30 people showed up for the first informational session on Tuesday. Jewan Jones was one of the attendees and he’s applying for both programs to see if he’ll get accepted.

“This time I want a job in Mechanical Tech and a career, but I also like the opportunities of being able to do side jobs with certain career paths.”

Jones is between jobs right now and looking for a job in Electrical Mechanical Tech and has prior automotive repair training experience. Select applicants will be called for an in-person interview next week and the job training will begin in January. Requirements include at least a High School or equivalent degree and proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

More information is available on Centerstate CEO's website.

John Smith has been waking up WAER listeners for a long time as our Local Co-Host of Morning Edition with timely news and information, working alongside student Sportscasters from the Newhouse School.