The EMCC district counties have been extremely fortunate to have landed several new, large companies in the last few years. With these companies also comes the need for workers who are more widely skilled than what we have seen in the past. Having skills such as reading prints, being familiar with Lean Manufacturing techniques, understanding diesel engine operation and even working with composite materials for aircraft are critical for our local companies. EMCC Workforce Services has worked with and listened to the companies in this region to determine what skills are needed in both existing and new manufacturing companies.
Using this knowledge, we have introduced the Manufacturing Skills Certification classes. These classes begin with Manufacturing Skills Basic, followed by Advanced Manufacturing classes that provide skills in aircraft manufacture as well as assembly and fabrication. After the Manufacturing Skills Basic Class the student decides which, if any, classes he or she will take.
The only requirement for the program is to have at least a Silver level on the WorkKeys test.
All of these non-credit courses are structured to be delivered
in relatively short term training classes.