WCOMC offers certification class

Staff report

LIMA — The West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium (WCOMC) will offer its Basic Manufacturing Pathway class Sept. 6 to Nov. 10, at the West Central Ohio Community Action Partnership, 540 S. Central Ave., Lima.

This 40-hour class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Students enrolled in this course 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 also 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.

“Persons who successfully complete the class will earn basic certification in the WCOMC’s Advanced Manufacturing Pathway program and will be referred to WCOMC members for employment consideration and receive weekly notices on employment opportunities, workshops, job fairs and other events to enhance their chances for employment,” said WCOMC Director Doug Durliat. “Students who achieve certification will also receive information on other certifications and degrees in our pathway program that they can pursue that give them the training for the higher-skilled, higher-paying manufacturing jobs.”

Interested persons may register by calling 419-995-8353 by Sept. 1.

Staff report