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NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – The RJ Corman Railroad Group announced the creation of a new apprenticeship program Wednesday, according to the governor’s office.

The governor’s office says the four-year Registered Apprenticeship focuses on developing skills as and electrician.

They say apprentices will receive two thousand on-the-job and 144 classroom training hours per year, and will earn a nationally recognized journeyman certificate when they complete the program.

Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey said in a press release, “In Kentucky today, employees are facing a shortage of a skilled workforce. 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.”

According to the governor’s office, the Kentucky-based RJ Corman Railroad Group has served all seven North American major railroads, many regional and shortline railroads and dozens of industries utilizing rail since 1973.

The governor’s office says RJ Corman employs over three hundred people at its Nicholasville headquarters.

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