Published Aug. 27, 2012
In an effort to meet companies’ needs for skilled workers, Spartanburg Community College now offers two certification programs for workers to attain manufacturing skills.
Spartanburg Community College’s Corporate and Community Education Division offers the free Certified Logistics Technician and Certified Production Technician programs, both of which are certified by the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council.
AdvanceSC grants provided funding for these programs. The funding covers all tuition, books, materials and testing fees.
The logistics technician program is accepting 35 students into the 78-hour course. Students will gain foundational knowledge to be competent entry-level, front-line material handlers in factories, warehouses, distribution centers and transporters.
Students that complete the course and pass course assessments will also earn the certified logistics technician credential, plus a forklift certification.
The production technician program certifies that an individual has both the technical and academic skills needed to work in manufacturing.
The 26 individuals accepted into the program will receive training in quality practices and measurement; maintenance awareness; safety awareness; and manufacturing processes and production.
The Timken Co., Hamrick Mills, SEW-Eurodrive Inc., Schaeffler Group USA Inc., Benteler Automotive and Rochling Automotive are all recruiting candidates who are Manufacturing Skills Standards Council certified, according to a news release.
“It offers both entry-level and incumbent workers the opportunity to demonstrate that they have acquired the skills increasingly needed in the technology-intensive jobs of the 21st century,” said Ty Wright, the college’s Corporate and Community Education Division operations administrator, in a news release.
Spartanburg Community College offers more than 100 academic programs of study including associate degrees, diplomas and certificates, plus university transfer opportunities and more than 100 online classes.