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SC Johnson to Fund A New Training Program for Laid-Off Workers

May 21, 2020 9p

(WGTD)---Dislocated workers who are interested in changing gears and picking up new skills in high-demand fields such as construction, advanced manufacturing, information technology and health sciences are being offered a helping hand by SC Johnson.

The Racine-based company has donated over a half-million dollars to Gateway Technical College to fund a new program called HOPE---Highly Skilled Occupations for Professional Employment. 

The program will finance certificate training for 156 students, and provide career counseling and placement services. Certificates usually take about a semester to complete for full-time students--longer if you're part-time. 

A news release from Gateway says the program is designed as a rapid response solution to offset the impact that COVID-19 has had on the local workforce.