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Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) newest workforce development program, Certified Production Technician Plus (CPT+), has funds available from the Lehigh County Covid-19 Relief Fund to offer scholarships to students in the amount is $2,500. To be eligible, students must be residents of Lehigh County, and they or someone in their immediate family had to have been impacted by Covid-19 through changes in employment, wages or living expenses.
A new class will be offered on Tuesdays, from 4 to 8 p.m., beginning Feb. 9. Tuition cost is $2,800. Potential scholarship candidates must be registered by Dec. 30.
This program is designed to prepare employees with the next generation of skills to work in a computer-driven, data-intensive advanced manufacturing workplace. The course combines on-line learning and simulation, self-study and hands-on demonstration of skills, which prepares students for jobs such as machine operators and the opportunity to move into maintenance, industrial automation or more advanced positions.
LCCC’s CPT+ program provides 200 hours of instruction related to advanced manufacturing, with 140 hours of the program a combination of online and classroom instruction. It is then combined with 60 hours of hands-on training on the Skill Boss, which provides opportunities to learn skills in the areas of safety, quality, manufacturing and maintenance. Class size is limited to 10 participants. Students taking this course will have the opportunity to sit for MSSC certification exams to become a CPT+ certified technician.
For more information about this program or to register, contact Don Worman, Program Director—Manufacturing Technology, Workforce Development, by Dec. 23 at 610-799-1354 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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