Providing opportunities for Unemployed or Underemployed Workers John Shegda, owner of M&S Centerless Grinding and president of the local chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association. “I like that employers are engaged in recruiting students, developing curriculum and hosting company tours. There has been engagement along every step of the way.” More than 50 local businesses have interviewed  potential students, provided on-site training, and offered jobs to successful graduates since the program began in 2014. John Dolan, vice president of sales for  Waste Gas Fabricating Company in Fairless Hills, said the program success has exceeded their expectations. “We are seeing a changing workforce in advanced manufacturing and we need to stay competitive. The program helps us reach people who are looking for a lifelong career but who might not have originally thought of our industry.” Bucks County Community College offers a unique Metalwork Training program that provides manufacturing-related training for individuals and prepares them to take the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) exam for Measurement, Materials, and Safety Certification. The program, which is a partnership between the college, private business,  county government, the Bucks County Workforce Development Board and PA CareerLink, has offered 8 rotations of training, and 90 graduates have completed the program. Overall, the Metalwork Training program has a 92% job-placement rate,with graduates in jobs earning between$14and$18anhour, often with opportunity for overtime. M&S Centerless Grinding and its subsidiary Meron Medical in Warminster has hired five graduates of the Metalwork Training program. “I look at this program as significantly more than just training, but as a pipeline into the industry,” said