Information sessions set for Certified Production Technician classes at BCCC | Eastern North Carolina Now

Classes in a new Certified Production Technician program at Beaufort County Community College are scheduled to begin Monday, Jan. 27, college officials announced this week.

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    Classes in a new Certified Production Technician program at Beaufort County Community College are scheduled to begin Monday, Jan. 27, college officials announced this week.

    The classes are offered at no charge to unemployed and underemployed workers who qualify. Information sessions about the upcoming classes are scheduled as follows:

   •    Washington - Tuesday, Jan. 7, 6 to 8 p.m., Auditorium, Building 8, BCCC campus;
   •    Columbia - Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1 to 3 p.m., Tyrrell Hall;
   •    Plymouth - Wednesday, Jan. 8, 5 to 7 p.m., Washington County Center for Human Services;
   •    Lake Landing - Thursday, Jan. 9, 4 to 6 p.m., Mattamuskeet School Cafeteria.
   •    Aurora - Monday, Jan. 13, 5 to 7 p.m., Snowden Elementary School.

    Certified Production Technician coursework involves training recognized by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council in four critical production areas - Safety, Quality and Continuous Improvement, Manufacturing Processes and Production and Maintenance Awareness.

    As part of the program, students will also earn a Career Readiness Certification, a nationally-recognized credential that verifies to an employer a job applicant's skills in the areas of Reading for Information, Applied Math and Locating Information. This training will give students training in the skills they need to qualify for front-line production work, according to Lou Stout, director of Occupational Extension at BCCC.

    The Certified Production Technician program at BCCC is funded by a $120,000 North Carolina Back-to-Work grant through the N.C. Community College System and the N.C. Department of Commerce.

    To receive an application or for more information about the classes, contact Stout by telephone at 252-940-6307 or by email at

    Beaufort County Community College is a public comprehensive community college committed to accessible and affordable quality education, effective teaching, relevant training, and lifelong learning opportunities for the people served by the College.
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