Sen. Durbin: Federal grant to provide Joliet, Ill., workers wind-turbine job training.

JOLIET, ILL. — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., says a federal stimulus grant will provide wind turbine construction and maintenance job training for more than 100 displaced workers in the Joliet area.

Durbin on Tuesday announced the $380,000 Energy Training Partnership Grant. Durbin’s office says the money will be distributed through the National Ironworkers Training Fund.

According to the senator’s office, many ironworkers can safely erect wind turbine components. However the ironworkers need training in specific maintenance skills. Durbin’s office says ironworkers can earn up to $40 an hour if they have the right credentials.

Durbin says training programs graduates “will be in a better position to secure the kind of well-paying jobs that can support a family in a growing industry.”

Thats all well and good but Durbin still doesn’t get my vote, Incumbents must go.

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About The Angry Jolietan

Joliet,Will County

5 responses to “Sen. Durbin: Federal grant to provide Joliet, Ill., workers wind-turbine job training.”

  1. Anonymous says :

    Well at least someone in this area is getting the chance to work! And yes, I’ll be voting ALL of them out. In the meantime, what is going on with the intermodal???

    • willcountywatcher says :

      Nothing is going on as of today, this area needs jobs, our city and county officials’ gave them tax breaks yet no jobs for the Will County People. They need to get off their dead asses and stand up for the people and get the jobs here instead of the hurry up and wait BS…Larry Walsh is the one that needs to speak up, maybe if we get him out of the bar and sober him up he’ll do something.

  2. mickgotcha says :

    Well at least someone from this area is getting the chance to work! And yes, I’ll be voting ALL of them out. In the meantime, what’s going on with the intermodal??

  3. Phillip Cleary says :

    Wow “Job training for 100 displaced workers” in a city that has lost 10’s of thousands of jobs? As #2 on the senate list I would think .1% job replacement wouldn’t be something to brag about?

    Illinois unemployment is approaching if not exceeding 20% an all we get is a stinking 100 re-ED slots? Who voted for “Dirty Dick Dirtbin” Not I!

  4. NoBama2012 says :

    There are ONLY 3 U.S. manufacturers of accepted “wind” turbines @@
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    none of which is based in Illinois.

    So just some more labor PORK from Illinois Democratic politicians.

    p.s. Intermodal is alive in Crete!

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