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Spartanburg Community College’s Corporate & Community Education Division (SCC CCE) will begin offering a five-week South Carolina Manufacturing Certification (SCMC) program in February that provides the essential skills for high-demand jobs in advanced manufacturing. Thanks to funding from the South Carolina General Assembly, this training is free for qualified individuals.

SCMC is an entry-level advanced manufacturing certification that consists of 200 hours of state-funded training comprised of three core certificate programs plus 40 hours of hands-on training in state-of-the-art labs.  The certifications include: MSSC Certified Production Technician, Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and OSHA 10 – General Industry. Timken, BMW Manufacturing Company, Michelin, and Hamrick Mills served as advisors during the curriculum development, and the SCMC training offered by SCC CCE is endorsed by Spartanburg Steel Products, Duer Carolina Coil, Leigh Fibers, Venture Measurement Company, Inman Mills.

Ideal candidates for the program include unemployed, underemployed or veterans looking to start a career in advanced manufacturing.  Applicants must successfully complete a drug screen and background check, score silver or better on the WorkKeys test, provide documentation of at least a high school diploma or GED, and show a commitment towards completing the program.

“The South Carolina Manufacturing Certification is designed to address the skills gap in our state and increase employment rates in our area,” said Mike Forrester, SCC executive assistant to the president and director of economic development. “There are excellent jobs available with local companies seeking individuals with these qualifications, and these companies offer competitive wages and benefits as well as safe, state-of-the-art working environments.

SCC CCE will be offering information sessions on Monday, January 6 and Thursday, January 9 from10-11am and 6-7pm at SCC’s Tyger River Campus BMW Center in Room 311. Interested individuals can register to attend online or call 864-592-4900 for more information.

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