Deadline to Participate in Advanced Manufacturing Institute is Oct. 28

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

Scheduled to run Nov. 1-19, the Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AMI) features instruction in manufacturing concepts, problem-solving, OSHA 10, math for manufacturing, working smart and Lean/Six Yellow Belt certification. Classes will take place in the traditional classroom setting 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 a number of area industries have given their support to AMI and will meet with participants about jobs they offer, including Penco, Weyerhaeuser, DSM, The Hammock Source, Hyster-Yale, Acculink, Worldcat, Attindas Hygiene Partners, Purilum and Carolina Vinyl.

In order to participate in AMI, students must sign up by Oct. 28 and pay a $180-registration fee. GEER funding to cover all training costs is 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 emailing workforcedevelopment@email.pittcc.edu.