Individuals wanting to launch a new career in manufacturing or certify their skills to get a better manufacturing job should attend an orientation session at the Nia Center in the next two weeks. The Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center is enrolling students now for its next Certified Production Technician training course that begins March 16 at the Nia Center, 2900 W. Broadway.
“This is a great opportunity for people to get a solid start in manufacturing, a field that has strong growth and career potential and is a huge part of our local and regional economy,” Mayor Greg Fischer said.
The free four-week training course will be held from March 16 through April 10. Classes are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, with tests conducted on Fridays.
The first step to getting into the March 16 class is to attend one of several upcoming orientations at the Nia Center, to learn more about the course and the requirements for admission. The next sessions are:
Monday, March 2 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, March 5 at 2 p.m.
Monday, March 9 at 2 p.m.
To pre-register for an orientation, call (502) 574-4100. Seats are limited.
Graduates who complete the four-week training will earn a certificate that is preferred by local companies such as GE Appliance Park, Westport Group, Universal Woods, Paradise Tomato Kitchen, Mondi, Dakkota Integrated Systems and Derby Fabricating Solutions. Staff with the Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center will assist graduates in finding manufacturing jobs and being interviewed by these and other area companies that recognize the credential.
The four-part course covers safety, quality and measurement procedures, the manufacturing process and maintenance. Graduates earn a nationally recognized certificate and four college credit hours from Jefferson Community & Technical College to be used in manufacturing programs.
The classes are convenient for residents of West Louisville, but are open to any resident, at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED who live in Louisville and the surrounding counties of Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble.