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Mount Wachusett Community College is recruiting adults of all ages, experience and education for training in the growing field of advanced manufacturing. Full scholarships are available for eligible students who enroll in an upcoming six-week day program or five-week evening program that will be offered at MWCC’s Devens campus.

Students who successfully complete either program will earn an MWCC Certificate of Completion, OSHA 10-hour Safety Certification and the National Career Readiness Certificate.

The six-week Advanced Manufacturing Industrial Readiness Training will meet Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Classes will begin on April 28, and a second session will be offered beginning on June 9. The course includes hands-on, lecture-based material as well as self-paced KeyTrain curriculum leading to the National Career Readiness Certification.

Information sessions for the day program will take place at MWCC’s Devens campus, 27 Jackson Road, on April 10 and April 15 at 10 a.m.

The five-week, 75-hour Medical Device Manufacturing Program will meet Monday through Thursday from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. The course will be offered April 22 through May 22, and again from May 27 through June 27.

Information sessions for the evening program will take place at the Devens campus from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 7, April 14 and April 16.

The training programs are designed especially for unemployed or underemployed adults, veterans and recent high school graduates who want to train for careers in medical device manufacturing and related industries. Programs provide students with training in skills required for entry-level employment as technicians in manufacturing, validation, quality control, documentation, process operations and more.

Students must possess a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. Students will have access to staff members who will assist them with the registration process, facilitate access to support services, and help them with their search for employment when they have completed the certificate program successfully. Tutoring and job search support is also available.

Manufacturing accounts for nearly 25 percent of the workforce in North Central Massachusetts, employing more than 14,000 people in the region. The demand for skilled workers continues to grow as a result of new opportunities and the retirement of older workers.

Both programs are funded through the U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program. The evening program is also funded by a grant to MWCC and Operon Resource Management by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Rapid Response Program.

For more details about the program or to register for an information session, call 978-630-9569.

Mount Wachusett Community College, in partnership with Operon Resource Management, is recruiting adults of all ages, experience and education for training in the field of medical device manufacturing. This five-week training program is designed especially for unemployed or underemployed adults, veterans and recent high school graduates who want to train for careers in medical device manufacturing and related industries.

The Medical Device Manufacturing Program runs Sept. 17 to October 17 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 9 p.m. at MWCC’s Devens campus. Students who successfully complete the program will earn an MWCC Certificate of Completion, OSHA 10-hour Safety Certification and the National Career Readiness Certificate, while learning about working in the fast-growing, federally regulated, medical device manufacturing field. Additional sessions will take place in fall 2013 and in 2014.

Program content prepares eligible students for entry level positions as assemblers, operators, inspectors and technicians. Participants possessing higher level skills may also find employment in quality control or as group leaders. The course includes hands-on, lecture-based material as well as self-paced KeyTrain curriculum leading to the National Career Readiness Certification. Workplace success skills as well as technical content related to quality functions are also incorporated into the program.

Students must possess a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. Scholarship funds are available through a grant to Mount Wachusett Community College and Operon by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Rapid Response Program.

Students will have access to staff members who will assist them with the registration process, facilitate access to support services, and help them with their search for employment when they have completed the certificate program successfully.

This program is supported by the Massachusetts Community Colleges & Workforce Development Transformation Agenda, which is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration (TAACCCT).

Information sessions will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. through Oct. 3 at MWCC’s Devens campus, 27 Jackson Road. To register for an information session, call 978-630-9569.

 

Mount Wachusett Community College is offering a six-week, non-credit Manufacturing Career Preparation Program to provide certifications and training geared toward gaining entry level employment in biomedical device and other manufacturing operations.

The program, which begins July 8 at MWCC’s Devens campus, has been developed through direct interaction with companies currently seeking employees. Free information sessions about the program will take place June 4 at 2 p.m. and June 5 at 5:30 p.m. at MWCC’s Devens campus, 27 Jackson Road.

Topics covered in the certification and training program will include computer skills, communications for business, OSHA safety training, basic mechanical systems, blueprint reading, measurements and troubleshooting, lean manufacturing, supply chain management and career pathways.

The program is supported by the Massachusetts Community Colleges and Workforce Development Transformation Agenda, which is funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant that brings together Massachusetts’ 15 community colleges, the Commonwealth’s adult basic education and workforce development systems, career centers and industry stakeholders to prepare dislocated and under-skilled workers for the emerging, knowledge-based economy.

As part of the state-wide initiative, MWCC supports students along efficient career pathways by helping them attain degrees, certificates and industry recognized credentials through accelerated programs linked closely to industry need in healthcare, biotechnology, business (bookkeeping), and information technology.

“It is the mission of all community colleges, including Mount Wachusett Community College, to provide students with an entry to the skilled workforce,” said Jacqueline Belrose, Vice-President of Life Long Learning and Workforce Development. “We are using the Transformation Agenda to develop pathways to employment and we are also providing supports to address the significant barriers to access and completion that many students face.”

The cost of the certification and training program is $3,500. Scholarship funds are available for eligible and qualified candidates. For more information about the program, job prospects and to register for a one-hour information session, call 978-630-9569 or email mlevasseur3@mwcc.mass.edu.