Information sessions set for Dec. 1 and 9; classes start in January

NEW SMYRNA BEACH-EDGEWATER, Fla. (Nov. 24, 2015) – To meet the increasing demand for well-qualified candidates to enter the manufacturing industry in Volusia and Flagler Certified Production Technician course offered at DSC’s New Smyrna Beach Campus & ATCcounties, Daytona State College is offering a Certified Production Technician (CPT) course in January at both the New Smyrna Beach/Edgewater Campus and the Advanced Technology College.

Anyone interested in fast-tracking to a manufacturing career can learn more during two information sessions for the CPT course as part of the Florida TRADE Manufacturing Program presented by DSC's Center for Business and Industry, part of the Mary Karl College of Workforce and Continuing Education.

The first session will be held Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 5:30 p.m. at DSC's Advanced Technology College, 1770 Technology Blvd. (off Williamson, approximately one mile from the intersection of LPGA/Williamson). The second session, on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 5:30 p.m. will be held at DSC's New Smyrna Beach/Edgewater Campus, 940 10th St., New Smyrna Beach.

The CPT course starts Jan. 11 at the New Smyrna Beach/Edgewater Campus and Jan. 12 at the Advanced Technology College. In cooperation with the Florida TRADE Program, this 80-contact-hour course focuses on the core skills and knowledge needed by production workers.

The course also prepares participants to take the four Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT) certification examinations. Each participant receives a printed and bound workbook for five subjects - Workplace Essentials, Safety Awareness, Production and Processes, Maintenance Awareness and Quality.

The Florida TRADE program courses are part of three potential career pathways, Machining: Operator, Welding, and the Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) pathway.

The program's staff and instructors will provide information and answer questions during the information sessions.

For more information, call Frank Mercer, director, Center for Business and Industry, (386) 506-4461 or Joanne Parker, (386) 506-4224.



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Chris Thomes,

Marketing & Communications,

A Member of the Florida College System

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