PCC offering free manufacturing training

FARMVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Pitt Community College is offering free advanced manufacturing training this summer.

Titled Project Skill-UP, the sessions will help participants earn job certifications that employers are looking for. It includes training in basic electricity, blue print reading and applied technology.

“The impact that we want to have on the community is to be able obviously help people get jobs, and not just jobs but gainful employment where they can have benefits and grow,” said Camesha McMillian, Program Coordinator.

McMillian says the training would normally cost around $750, but the program is offering it for free to those who qualify, thanks to funding from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission.   Limited scholarships are also available with priority going to folks who have worked (or have family that have worked) in the tobacco industry or related fields.

Those who complete Project Skill-Up: Tools for Advanced Manufacturing will gain two Snap-On Torque Certifications, a Lean/Six Yellow Belt, OSHA 10 certification, and a WorkKeys Applied Technology certification.

The first training session is July 21-23 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The second session is on July 27-30 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. A third session will be held August 4-7 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesday-Thursday and from 9 a.m. – noon on the Friday. All will take place at Farmville Central High School.

The deadline to sign up for all sessions is July 17th.

For more information head to pittcc.edu and click the Project Skill-UP link on the home page.

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