Advanced Manufacturing Training to be Offered in November

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GREENVILLE—Pitt Community College will offer short-term training next month to prepare students for jobs currently available in advanced manufacturing.

Scheduled to run Nov. 5-20, the Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AMI) includes instruction in manufacturing concepts, problem-solving, OSHA 10, math for manufacturing, working smart, and Lean/Six Yellow Belt certification. Classes will take place online and at PCC’s Greenville Center Annex (550 Dexter Street) Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jerry Jones, PCC director of Career Services & Workforce Development, says the institute is part of the college’s efforts to prepare a pipeline of talented and qualified workers for the region’s advanced manufacturing industries. Course content, he said, centers on the skills local industries want.

Jones said AMI would also give participants an opportunity to meet with area industries about jobs. He says Carolina Vinyl Products, Grady-White Boats, The Hammock Source, Mestek and Penco Products have agreed to conduct interviews with students as part of the program.

In order to participate in AMI, students must sign up by Oct. 30 and pay a $180-registration fee. Scholarships are available for those who qualify.

Completion of National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) testing is also required. For those without NCRC scores, PCC offers the test.

More information on AMI is available by calling (252) 493-7885 or visiting www.rampeast.com. Sponsorship information is available at NCWorks Career Centers.