HCC Launches 10 Week Manufacturing Training Program

Locally, the need for Manufacturing Production Technicians is strong. In recognizing that need, Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community College joined forces to launch the Manufacturing Production Technician Training Program earlier this summer. The first series of manufacture production training was offered in Springfield earlier this summer, and come fall, Holyoke will play host of the second session of training at Dean Technical High School.

This ten-week certified training program begins on September 15 and will run Monday through Friday from 3:30PM to 8:30PM, at no cost to students or businesses that participate.

Those who are unemployed, underemployed, looking for a new career pathway or are currently working in manufacturing can take classes in machining, workplace math, measuring, instrumentation, communication, professionalism and the production process. The program aims to help not only those seeking entry-level positions in manufacturing gain the skills they need to obtain these jobs but also provide a resource for manufacturers to strengthen the skills of their current employees.

For acceptance, students need a clean CORI and must range as one of the highest scorers in a series of assessments measuring math, reading and listening skills as well as hands-on capabilities. Accepted students must show a serious desire to complete the hard work and dedication needed to complete the program.

This program is supported by the Massachusetts Community Colleges & Workforce Development Transformation Agenda, which is 100% funded through a $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration.