Chattahoochee Tech introduces technician program
by Staff Report
Oct 26, 2011 | 1643 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Chattahoochee Technical College's Department of Community and Economic Development will begin its Certified Production Technician Training Program this November. The college is currently the only certified Manufacturing Skills Standards Council center in Georgia.

"Trained and certified production technician workers can help this community to be more competitive in attracting high-wage/high-skilled jobs," said Chattahoochee Technical College Vice President of Community of Community and Economic Development Glenn Rasco. "This program will help address the growing skills gap by making it clear to workers what skills they need to work in manufacturing, and at the same time enable manufacturers to identify applicants who have the requisite skills."

Offered at the CTC Manufacturing Training Center in Austell, the program is an industry-led training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation's production workers. Based upon federally endorsed national standards, this program offers production workers the opportunity to demonstrate that they have mastered the skills increasingly needed in the high-growth, technical jobs of the 21st century.

Scheduled to be completed in four weeks, the program consists of four individual certificate modules, including Safety, Quality Practices and Measurement, Manufacturing Processes and Production and Maintenance Awareness. Applicants to the program should be 18 or older, have a high school diploma or GED and be a United States citizen or permanent resident alien. Other requirements include a Georgia Work Ready certificate, and passing scores in Math and English on the TABE exam.

The cost of the program is $2,499, which includes each of the four modules and certification exam costs. Class size is limited to 15 students. The first class is scheduled to begin Nov. 14 with a registration deadline of Nov. 4.

For more information about the program, call 770-528-4551.