Orientation to CPT Training
Community College will offer the first session of its Certified Production
Technician (CPT) training for 2013 with a required orientation class,
“Orientation to CPT Training.” The class will begin Tuesday, Feb. 5, and will
meet Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
through Feb. 26. Classes are held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at PCC’s Workforce
Training Center, 303 S. Morgan St., and Roxboro.
CPT training is somewhat different from other PCC
programs in that it includes job development and placement at the end of
training completion. Since the program began last year, 67% of all CPT
graduates from the class have been able to secure employment with local
companies that are hiring.
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 March 6-April 17, 2013. That class will meet from 8:30
a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays with an hour lunch
break around noon.
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.
To enroll in the class, report to the Workforce Certification Academy on
Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 9 a.m. or contact Jeanette Godsey at (336) 322-2133 for
information. Financial assistance is available to qualified unemployed,
underemployed, and economically distressed individuals.
The CPT program is being offered through PCC’s
Workforce Certification Academy© and sponsored by the College’s
Human Resources Development and Occupational Extension Programs.