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September 20, 2013

Manufacturing Matters training program to address closing the skills gap in Eastern Indiana

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The Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT) is a nationally recognized, portable credential in manufacturing. Training includes 8-10 weeks instruction with hands-on/simulated training modules. The credential represents knowledge in four key areas common to all manufacturing: Safety, Quality, Manufacturing Processes and Maintenance Awareness and includes critical thinking, problem solving and team work through workshops provided by WorkOne. The certification also translates into six academic credits at Ivy Tech Community College.

Persons interested in applying to participate in this training opportunity and manufacturing employers interested in accessing this training pool should go to ManufacturingMatters.info.

Additional information about the program, partnership forms and training application forms are available at ManufacturingMatters.info. Manufacturing employers interested in learning more should contact Kim Thurlow, 765.966.2656 ext. 4013, kthurlow@ivytech.edu. Participants interested in training should contact Acacia St. John at WorkOne, 765.962.8591 ext. 2700, astjohn@work-one.org.

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