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A New Year, A New Future! Build the team you’ve always needed but never thought possible.

To meet the growing demand for capable machine operators throughout our local economy, Tri-County Technical College and the Center for Workforce Excellence has developed the CPOfM program. It is an intense 2 week certification course intended to prepare serious job seekers or current machine operators to enter and be successful in a entry-level manufacturing career. The years following 2020 have had a devastating effect on the Manufacturing environment here in the Upstate of SC. Growth in manufacturing and the decrease in fully capable machine operators has caused a major strain throughout our region. To provide a talented and capable workforce, TCTC went to work and the CPOfM program was born. This is the industry solution to the widening gap between customer demands and production.

Send one or send the whole team to:

Certified Production Operator for Manufacturing
January 8-19, 2024 • 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tri-County Technical College, Pendleton Campus
Industrial & Business Development Center

Participants will receive 80 hours of extensive overviews of all major manufacturing processes with emphasis on their responsibilities within each process. These include:

  • Introductions and hands-on labs to all major machine processes:
    Electro and Mechanical - Fluid, Electrical, PLC, Robotics and CNC
  • Hands-On certifications on over two dozen machine specific tasks
  • Quality Systems; Principles of Precision Measurement, ISO 9001,
  • Six Sigma and TQM
  • Lean Manufacturing Practices; 5S, OEE and Root Cause Analysis
  • OSHA 10 Hour Certification
  • Team Building
  • Effective Communication

Attendees will leave this course with the confidence and abilities to begin a new career or continue a career in manufacturing. They bring with them new perspectives for change and continual improvement.
Decreased retention issues and production delays due to a deficit of qualified machine operators.