Free manufacturing class in Lima

LIMA — The West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium (WCOMC) will offer Basic Manufacturing Pathway classes, June 4 to June 28, at Rhodes State College, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima.

This four-week class will be Mondays through Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Students enrolled in this course will take National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC) assessments at no cost, thanks to a grant obtained by Rhodes State College. The ACT NCRC is based on ACT WorkKeys research-based work skills assessments. To earn an ACT NCRC, an examinee must successfully complete three ACT WorkKeys assessments: Applied Mathematics, Locating Information and Reading for Information.

This class offers hands-on training in integrated systems troubleshooting, quality, continuous improvement, basic math and measurement and safety. The course covers workplace or “soft” skills in areas including communication and teamwork. The course also includes resume writing and financial aid application for students pursuing additional training.

“Manufacturers from throughout the region continue to hire at all skill levels,” said WCOMC Director Doug Durliat. “In addition to getting the necessary training for many of these jobs, students who achieve certification will receive information regularly on local job openings, other training opportunities and events to enhance their chances for employment.”

Students who have earned the certification through this program have successfully attained employment with manufacturers shortly after completion.

Interested persons may register by calling the WCOMC at 419-995-8353 by June 1.