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Orientation to CPT Training

Published Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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Piedmont Community College offers a fourth session of its Certified Production Technician (CPT) training with a required orientation class, “Orientation to CPT Training.” The class will begin Thursday, July 26, and will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 16. Classes are held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at PCC’s Workforce Training Center, 303 S. Morgan St., and Roxboro.   

Individuals receive training in basic computer skills and study and test-taking skills and 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 Aug. 23-Oct. 17. 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 provides training for national certification in four areas: safety awareness, manufacturing processes, quality practices, and maintenance awareness. Upon successful completion of this 174 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. Graduates from the class have been able to secure employment with local companies that are hiring.   

To register or for information, contact Ann Kirby, Coordinator, at (336) 599-4620 or Financial assistance is available to qualified unemployed, underemployed, and economically distressed individuals.  

The CPT program is being offered through PCC’s Workforce Certification Academy, sponsored by the College’s Human Resources Development and Customized Training Programs.