Free manufacturing training offered in West Louisville in March

Attend Orientation at the Nia Center to learn about opportunities

to earn certification and to connect with manufacturing employers!

Ready to launch a new career in manufacturing? Or are you looking for an opportunity to certify your skills in the manufacturing field and get a better job?

The Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center will offer the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council “Certified Production Technician” course at the NIA Center in West Louisville beginning March 16 and running through April 10. Classes are held 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday, with testing each Friday.

Such companies as GE Appliance Park, Westport Group, Universal Woods, Paradise Tomato Kitchen, Mondi, Dakkota Integrated Systems and Derby Fabricating Solutions have expressed a preference for candidates with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council’s “Certified Production Technician” credential. Graduates will have opportunities to be interviewed by these and other companies who recognize the credential. More than 40 companies have participated in the past year.

The MSSC modules cover Safety, Quality & Measurement, Manufacturing Processes, and Maintenance Awareness. Graduates earn a nationally recognized certificate and four college credit hours from Jefferson Community & Technical College (JCTC) to be used in manufacturing programs.

Your first step is to attend a required Orientation Session at the Nia Center, 2900 W. Broadway, Third Floor Conference Room. The next Orientation Sessions are scheduled for:

* Monday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m.
* Thursday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m.
* Monday, March 2 at 2 p.m.
* Thursday, March 5 at 2 p.m.
* Monday, March 9 at 2 p.m.

Call 502-574-4100 soon to pre-register for an Orientation. At the Orientation Session, you will learn more about the classes and the requirements for admission. Act now to start the process — seats in the class are limited.

To qualify for the course, you must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED. You also must pass the WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate assessment at the Silver level and pass a drug screen.

Call now to register for an Orientation Session — 502-574-4100. Act now, as classes fill quickly!

Paid for by Denise Harper Angel for State Senate, Catherine A. Dreier, CPA, Treasurer