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Demand in skilled trade jobs is high, and if you know of someone who’s looking for an alternative to a traditional four-year college, here’s some helpful information.

Operating Engineers 324, a group out of metro Detroit, is helping people link up with specific training an in-demand careers.

According to Operating Engineers, its program will open in the coming weeks.

For more information, head to www.oe324.org.

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