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Free ManuFirstSC Training Qualifies Participants for Immediate Employment

Jeopardy challenge of the day ― Answer:  An educational opportunity that delivers four manufacturing certifications in one ― a $995 value at no cost to qualified participants.  Question:  What is the ManuFirstSC Pre-Employment Workshop at Piedmont Technical College (PTC)? 

PTC is offering a 70-hour ManuFirstSC certification course beginning May 10 on its Edgefield, Saluda and McCormick campuses, with both in-person and virtual options available. Participants eligible for free tuition must be able to work in the United States and have completed WIN/Workkeys or ASVAB for veterans. 

“ManuFirstSC is a basic manufacturing certification for South Carolinians who are seeking qualification for quick, entry-level employment in the manufacturing sector,” said Trish Buis, Continuing Education training coordinator at PTC. “This program teaches basic production and quality concepts, as well as job readiness soft skills.”

The four certifications delivered with this course are:

•    ManuFirstSC
•    Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
•    Forklift Driving and Safety
•    MSSC:  Safety Certification, including OSHA 10

Three manufacturing partners ― Plastic Products of the South, Trantech Radiator Products Inc. and USFibers ― will guarantee interviews to successful ManuFirstSC completers and will recognize the training as equivalent to one year of work experience. 
For further details, contact Buis at 864-941-8420 or buis.p@ptc.edu, or visit www.ptc.edu/manufirst