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NECThe Electrical Wiring-Residential course will teach you how to safely and properly wire houses, room additions, garages and perform simple repairs. Learn the basic requirements of the National Electrical Code for 120v and 240v applications, including three-way and four-way switches, wall receptacles, GFIs and more.

Dates:  October 8 – 29
Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30-8:30pm
Cost:  $369

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As manufacturingmore manufacturing companies move to South Carolina, the need for qualified workers is growing.

Lewis Gossett, President & CEO of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance, says finding willing and qualified workers is one of the biggest challenges – because of the growing number of jobs and the ever-increasing skill set required.

“We have jobs. We have jobs in South Carolina and we need to fill them,” Gossett explained. “We’re very good at training workers. What we have to do is a better job of convincing kids and their parents that manufacturing is a great career path.”

At Spartanburg Community College, Jay Coffer is Department Chair of the Advanced Manufacturing Department.

“Manufacturing today wants individuals that are more than button pushers. They want people who can solve problems, who can be that lead individual,” Coffer explained. Here, they have the highest student enrollment he’s seen in his 27 years and companies are eager to hire them.

“I’ve had job hunters that have come from York, 90 miles away looking for individuals,” remembered Coffer. “It’s there, it’s there. The industry is booming.”

Cooper Standard in Spartanburg County is seeing that first-hand.

“We have basically doubled in size since 2010,” said Warren Snead, Human Resources Manager. “A lot of companies in the area have found Spartanburg to be a good place to come and grow.”

Employees are hard at work making automotive sealing systems for cars all over the country. “Every GM truck, whether it’s a Silverado or a Sierra gets its sealings out of Spartanburg,” he said.

Snead says they are looking to fill about 50 positions here, some of which they want to hire as soon as possible.

“What we’re looking for are people who are ambitious and are trainable,” Snead explained.

Cooper Standard is having a job fair Friday, September 11 to fill those positions. It’s at Spartanburg Community College’s Tyger River Campus In Duncan. It runs from 9:00 a.m. to Noon and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

They’re looking for manufacturing associations that they can help train, as well as a plastic injection mold technician.

View WSPA article and video at http://wspa.com/2015/09/04/manufacturing-jobs-up-for-grabs/
By Laura Thomas Published: September 4, 2015, 6:11 pm Updated: September 4, 2015, 6:28 pm

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Don’t wait! There are so many cool upcoming courses starting in September. Take a look and choose the perfect one for you. Don’t forget you can register online.

Community Interest Courses:

Community

Beginning Spanish
Cake Decorating Basics
Cake Decorating: Wedding Cakes

Constable In-Service Review
Conversational Chinese I
Create Basic Cartoon Characters
Create Simple Cartoon Characters
Decorating Cupcakes, Cake Pops & Chocolate
Defensive Driving
First Aid for Cats & Dogs
Law School for Non-Lawyers
Portrait Drawing: Basic
Sewing Basics

Computer Courses:CompTIA

AutoCAD 2013 Fundamentals
Computer Skills: Basic
Excel: Formulas & Functions

Healthcare Courses:

Basic Life Support / CPR
EKG/Arrhythmia Monitor Tech
Phlebotomy Technician

Industrial Courses:Lean101

Basic Electricity
Electrician’s Helper
Forklift Training
HVAC Compressors, Condensers & Cooling
Statistical Process Control
Supply Chain Management

Professional Development Courses:Office-FilesWEB

Accept Personal Accountability
Administrative Support Skills
Budgets & Financial Reports
Business Etiquette Workshop
Civility in the Workplace
Coaching & Counseling Part 1
Coaching & Counseling Part 2
Communicating for Impact
Communication Essentials
Conflict Resolution
Corporate Event Planner
Dog Grooming & Care, Basic
Finding the Leader Within
Floral Design, Basic
Generation Gaps Workshop
German, Beginning
Getting Things Done
Leadership 2020
Leadership Basics
Paralegal Certificate Course
Project Management
Property Management
Real Estate First Year Sales
Real Estate: Post Licensing
ServSafe Food Protection Manager
Small Business Ownership A/Z
Understanding Communication Style
Understanding Personality Type
Working in an Ethical Manner

 

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