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More training for veterans available

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Within the next four years, one million veterans are expected to leave the armed forces and transition to civilian careers. Right now, some 600,000 high-tech manufacturing jobs are open in the United States because manufacturers cannot find skilled people.

Four leading manufacturing companies have one solution. GE, ALCOA, Boeing and Lockheed Martin have created the "Get Skills to Work" coalition. Beginning in January, 2013, programs will begin in ten states to help train vets for the high-tech manufacturing jobs. The companies will work with local community and technology colleges to offer fast track certification.

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