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The first Certified Production Technician (CPT) training course for 2016 kicked off earlier this month. This class is performing very well according to Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College instructor Mark Leonhardt.
"Students are engaged, arrive early to class and recently all seven students scored a 90% or above on the first module. We are very delighted to see this group of students begin working towards a full time career in manufacturing and want to thank those employers that participated in the pre-screening process," stated Leonhardt.
Those participating employers included Holley, Woodcraft Industries, Valspar and Kobe Aluminum. Forty-five candidates were pre-screened. The pre-screening process narrowed the pool of job seekers to 12 and eventually to eight based on the screening criteria and employer recommendations. The pre-screening process would not have been possible without assistance from the Kentucky Career Center.
The next CPT class will begin in late March. Goal enrollment for the March class will be 10 to 15 students, which require the screening of at least 80 candidates. All interested employers who would like to meet with CPT graduates for potential hires are encouraged to contact Camille Padilla.
This training course was the first offering of the South Central Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center. The MCC will continue to identify training needs within South Central Kentucky's targeted business community and will work to provide the programs and initiatives that will create and expand a high quality talent pipeline that our businesses need.