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Grant provides workforce training at Tri-County Tech

Staff Report //January 9, 2020//

Grant provides workforce training at Tri-County Tech

Staff Report //January 9, 2020//

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Tri-County Technical College received a $57,310 grant to award 20 scholarships for industry-based training that can qualify individuals to work within two weeks. The program provides skills training and certifications that can qualify workers for local manufacturing jobs, according to a news release from the school. 

The grant was awarded to Tri-County Technical College by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce through the S.C. Technical College System.

Individuals can apply now for Manufacturing Skill Standards Council classes that will begin in February. The four-week class covers four areas of concentration in the Certified Production Technician training curriculum:  safety, quality practices and measurement, manufacturing processes, and production and maintenance awareness.

“MSSC training is the perfect way for qualified folks to get their foot in the door. Successful students will be guaranteed an interview.  We have a 95 percent placement rate with our MSSC program,” Rick Cothran, dean of the Corporate and Community Education Division at Tri-County, said in the release.

Tri-County administers the MSSC Certified Production Technician program to help build a new workforce through skills upgrades and can reduce on-the-job training for new employees so they can be productive on the job right away, Cothran said in the release.