Basic Manufacturing Pathway class at Rhodes College to begin in March

Staff report

LIMA — The West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium (WCOMC) will offer its Basic Manufacturing Pathway class, March 13-29.

It will meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rhodes State College in Lima.

This course includes National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) tests. These three WorkKeys assessments cover applied mathematics, locating information, and reading for information. There is no additional cost for tests and earned certificates.

This class includes a module in which students will receive hands-on training in troubleshooting an integrated systems simulator. In addition, the class covers basic math and measurement, quality, continuous improvement, safety in the workplace, communication, teamwork and other soft skills. Students will also create or upgrade their resumes, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and register on the Ohio Means Jobs website.

“Demand for skilled, trained persons in manufacturing jobs in this region remains strong,” said WCOMC Director Doug Durliat. “Completion of this Basic Pathway class can lead to the beginning of a manufacturing career. From there, many manufacturers offer advancements in their companies, leading to better pay.”

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

Staff report