Illinois veterans looking for jobs are getting some new help from the state in what Gov. Pat Quinn calls a “first-of-its-kind” partnership. The state is joining General Electric’s “Get Skills to Work” coalition, along with the Illinois Manufacturers Association and community colleges, to train returning service members for careers in advanced manufacturing.
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“We have some of the greatest manufacturing companies on planet Earth in our state,” Quinn said, “and we want to make sure that our veterans get a fighting chance to get a good job, get the training necessary to do that.” The program will locate employers who will commit to hiring returning veterans and provide the necessary training for those jobs.