The Manufacturing Technician (MT1) Express Online Certification Prep is offered through Western Nevada College in partnership with Empower America, Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno and Nevada Industry Excellence.
Answering the call from industry and now in its third cohort of a Cameron Foundation-funded program, Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia collaborating with CCWA, provides an eight-week manufacturing technician training course for individuals who want a career with high recruitment and advancement opportunities.
This years Workforce Solutions Symposium featured Catherine Conlon, a recent graduate from Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center's Manufacturing Technology Training (MTT) program, a Division of the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, along with her instructor, Steve Sweeney, and Debby Hopkins from the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board.
In recent years, companies have realized that individuals with disabilities are a great source of talent. Chris Hall works as an industrial manufacturing registered apprentice (IMTA) within his job as a production operator on the “almond job-snack size” line at the Hershey plant in Stuarts Draft, Virginia.
One would be quite surprised to learn of all the products manufactured in the Roanoke region that ship all over the world. Night vision goggles used by our military and police forces. Fiber optic cable following oil wells thousands of feet underground, and feeding cell towers our calls and data. Control systems for wind turbines. Railroad cars and braking systems. Keyless entry systems. Fine jewelry. Custom circuit boards. Medical devices, Automotive transmission components, tires and truck chassis. The list goes on and on.
Austin McQuade is thrilled to be working just a few short weeks following his graduation from WWRC’s Manufacturing Technology Training (MTT) Program.
On December 9th, the first class from the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center’s (WWRC) new Manufacturing Technology Training program graduated.
The Network is designed to enhance the learning experience for trainers and students participating in MSI’s skills certification programs and assessments, such as the Manufacturing Technician 1 (MT1©) & Manufacturing Specialist (MS©).
CCWA has graduated eight classes of MT1-certified individuals and is the recipient of the American Apprenticeship Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to expand apprenticeships in manufacturing using the MT1.