Steel mill, college collaborate on training for new workers

Steel mill, college collaborate on training for new workers

CLEVELAND (AP)

A steel company, the Steelworkers union and a community college are collaborating to train future workers in northeast Ohio.

At ArcelorMittal Cleveland, the average employee age is 57. And in Lorain west of Cleveland, U.S. Steel is expanding and Republic Steel plans to build an electric arc furnace and hire 449.

The Steelworkers union, ArcelorMittal and Lakeland Community College in Lake County northeast of Cleveland announced the program Thursday. It will offer a 2 1/2-year work-study program to prepare workers for the industry.

The college will hold an open house for prospective students Nov. 30. Applicants must have a high school diploma.

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