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Next CPT training starts next week

Published Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Piedmont Community College will offer its third session of its Certified Production Technician (CPT) training with a required orientation class, “Orientation to CPT Training.” The class will begin Tuesday, May 24, and will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays through June 19. Classes will be held from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. at PCC’s Workforce Training Center, 303 S. Morgan St., and Roxboro.   

Individuals will receive training in basic computer skills and study and test-taking skills and will have an opportunity to earn their North Carolina Career Readiness Certificate. This course is required for anyone planning to take the Certified Production Technician (CPT) Training course, which will be held June 26-Aug. 14. That class will meet from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays with a lunch break from noon-1 p.m.  

The Certified Production Technician course will provide training for national certification in four areas: safety awareness, manufacturing processes, quality practices, and maintenance awareness. Upon successful completion of this 18-hour class, students will enroll in a Job Search class that will provide opportunities for students to be referred to local industries that have agreed to give priority status and interviews to graduates of the program. This new program is somewhat different from regular programs as it includes job development and placement at the end of training completion.   

To register or for information, contact Ann Kirby, coordinator, at (336) 599-4620 or Financial assistance may be available to qualified unemployed, underemployed, and economically distressed individuals. The CPT program is being offered by PCC’s Workforce Certification Academy, sponsored by the College’s Human Resources Development program.