Palos Hills, IL (PRWEB) April 01, 2014
Being unsure about the right career path is a common dilemma for many high school students who love problem solving and have a gift for working with their hands. What many are not aware of is the endless opportunities and high paying careers in the steel industry.
ArcelorMittal, one of the world’s leading steel and mining companies, and Moraine Valley Community College are offering a “Steelworker for the Future” Information Session on Monday, April 7th at 6p.m. at Moraine Valley, 9000 College Pkwy, Palos Hills, IL, Building M, Moraine Room 1. This is perfect opportunity for future students and those looking for a career change to attend, as it will explain careers in the electrical and mechanical fields.
“Steelworker for the Future” is a 2.5-year program that prepares students for steelmaking through hands-on training and learning in the classroom. Moraine is one of only two colleges in Illinois to offer this unique opportunity as part of the college’s Integrated Systems Technology degree program. As part of this highly skilled, tech-savvy program, students will maintain state-of-the-art steel manufacturing equipment, work with high-tech computer equipment, and use classroom knowledge on large equipment alignment, hydraulic systems, sensors, control modules, and troubleshooting.
“Everyone that goes through this program, ArcelorMittal is giving a job to,” said Jermaine Ford, Business Services Consultant for Moraine Valley.
Graduates from the “Steelworker for the Future” program will receive an Associate in Applied Science Degree, plus the chance to work for ArcelorMittal, the largest steel company in the world, with multiple facilities throughout the United States and presence in over 60 countries. On average, an hourly steelworker earns income of $90,000 a year, including benefits. Whether students choose electrical, operation management, or mechanical, ArcelorMittal is looking for new employees.
“Steelworker for the Future” students can also participate in a paid internship. Two eight-week internships offer students the opportunity to work with a mentor to develop craft skills, in addition to earning close to $20 an hour. At the start of interning, students will be given an examination to see what needs improvement in order to be hired by ArcelorMittal.
Today’s steel industry is growing by leaps and bounds. “Steelworker for the Future” is a cutting edge new program that students are finding very attractive. To learn more, attend the Information Session on Monday, April 7th at 6 p.m.
To register for the Information Session or this program, please email your contact information to steelworker(at)morainevalley(dot)edu.