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Work-Based Learning: BEST Program

BorgWarner is a world leader in highly engineered products and technologies in powertrain components and systems. The BorgWarner Seneca plant hires co-op students to work 4 - 20 hours per week while maintaining a full-time student status.

These co-op students gain machine shop training in operating horizontal machining centers, lathes, hobs, broaches, and shapers plus operating computer controlled machines that mill, drill and ream metal parts.

Ideal candidates for this program are majoring in Machine Tool Technology and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students must have completed at least 12 but not more than 52 credit hours in college.

Learn more about Tri-County's Work-Based Learning program.

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A partnership through Tri-County's program


Become an Assembly Operator at BorgWarner

No manufacturing experience? No problem. This program is designed just for people like you. You’ll gain the skills needed to transition to a manufacturing setting and have the opportunity to continue the education you need for career growth and advancement.

You’ll learn to:

  • Perform mathematical calculations from the manufacturing field in the US Customary and Metric System
  • Employ professional behaviors, safe work practices and workplace ethics appropriate to a manufacturing environment
  • Apply production principles to the manufacturing environment

At the end of 14 weeks, you’ll earn:

  • Manufacturing Production I Credit Certificate (that stacks into an associate degree program)
  • OSHA-10 Certification
  • An opportunity to be hired full-time by BorgWarner upon successful completion of the program and meeting of hiring requirements

Class Schedule

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:35-12:35
  • Fridays, 9:05-10:55

TCTC Workforce Scholarships will cover the tuition costs, and you’ll earn a competitive hourly wage while getting hands-on training through BorgWarner’s co-op program.


Become a Materials Handler at BorgWarner

Whether you’re already a BorgWarner employee looking for a new opportunity or you’re completely new to the idea of working in a manufacturing environment, this partnership program might be just what you’re looking for.

This program teaches:

  • forklift operations and safety
  • LEAN/Kaizen principles
  • introductory supply chain concepts
  • workplace skills

At the end of 15 weeks (90 contact hours), you’ll earn:

  • OSHA-10 Certification
  • Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) certificate
  • Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) Certification
  • Forklift Operations Certificate
  • An opportunity to be hired full-time by BorgWarner upon successful completion of the program and meeting of hiring requirements

Class will meet two evenings per week, 6-9 pm.

Through a partnership between BorgWarner and Tri-County, tuition costs are covered.

Working at BorgWarner

The BorgWarner difference.

"It's what keeps us ahead of the pack."

For more than 100 years, BorgWarner has continually moved the automotive industry forward with ground-breaking propulsion technologies for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. Today, they continue to be a global technology leader, strategically focused on driving our success through innovative technology development, global diversity and financial strength.

Learn about the benefits of working at BorgWarner.

Search current job openings at the Seneca, SC, location.

For More Information

Contact Amanda Donald, Work-Based Learning Coordinator

Toll-free:  1-866-269-5677 ext. 1545
Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Call to schedule an appointment at other times.

The Career and Employability Resources Office is closed during the holidays when the College is officially closed.