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RJ Corman Creates New Apprenticeship Program

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NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - The RJ Corman Railroad Group has announced a new apprenticeship program.

According to a press release on behalf of the governor's office, the program is four years and trains individuals to become electricians.Apprentices will receive 2,000 on-the-job and 144 classroom training hours per year and will earn a nationally recognized journeyman certificate upon completion of the program.

“In Kentucky today, employers are facing a shortage of a skilled workforce,” said Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey. “Registered Apprenticeships are the answer to this problem and businesses like RJ Corman are reinforcing their commitment to develop and retain more highly-skilled talent through these programs. I applaud RJ Corman for taking steps to bring more opportunity to their region and I look forward to the success this apprenticeship will bring to Nicholasville.”

The Kentucky-owned company has served all seven North American major railroads, many regional and shortline railroads and dozens of industries utilizing rail. Services include owning and operating eleven shortlines, providing emergency rail services associated with derailments and natural disasters, switching, track construction, track material distribution, signal design/construction, building switching locomotives and operating a dinner train. RJ Corman employs over 300 people at its headquarters in Nicholasville.  

For more information on Registered Apprenticeships, visit www.KentuckyApprenticeship.com

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