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11 graduate from Production Technician program

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Eleven students graduated from Northeastern Technical College's South Carolina Manufacturing Certification (SCMC) Production Technician program on July 17. The SCMC program consists of 160 hours of classroom training and 40 hours of hands-on training and is offered by the college's division of continuing education.

SCMC Production Technician graduates include Morris Campbell of Dillon, Richard Gooden of Dillon, Kenneth Lane of Latta, Alexander Lidge of Dillon, William Manning of Dillon, Sherry Singh of Dillon, Carletta Stackhouse of Hamer, Terrence Stackhouse of Hamer, Clay Williams of Marion, Greg Williamson of Dillon and Tomeika Wright of Dillon.

The SCMC program extends over a period of approximately 16 weeks and helps individuals increase their employability for open jobs in our area with industry-recognized national certifications. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduates will have the opportunity to earn four nationally recognized certifications including MSSC Certified Production Technician, Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt,
OSHA–10 General Industry Safety and Adult CPR.

A number of local industries have committed to hire new employees exclusively from the production technician program. The starting salary for a certified production technician ranges from $25,000 to $35,000, and there are many growth opportunities in the field.

The next program, beginning August 3 in Dillon, will be offered Monday through Friday, during the evenings, from 5 to 9 p.m.

Currently there is a state workforce development initiative that provides 100% scholarship funding for eligible residents of South Carolina who are veterans, unemployed, underemployed (currently employed at $10.00/hr. or less) or even those who would like to "re-career" into the field of advanced manufacturing. The program is also funded by SNAP2Work, a program for food stamp recipients, who can provide DSS proof of eligibility for the month the program starts. All costs incurred are covered to provide the opportunity to be work ready!

All applicants must be at least 18 years old; successfully complete a drug screen and background check ($20 fee); score silver (4) or better on the WorkKeys test; and have a high school diploma or GED. Candidates who qualify should be prepared to adhere to the attendance policy and satisfactorily complete all components of the training.

For more information about the program, or to check eligibility for scholarship funding, contact Tammy Morrell in the Continuing Education Department of NETC at (843) 921-6924.

Pictured above are students from Dillon's SCMC Production Technician class: (front from left) Adjunct Instructor Thomas McRae, Clay Williams, Sherry Singh, Greg Williamson, Richard Gooden, and Morris Campbell; (back row) William Manning, Terrence Stackhouse, Carletta Stackhouse, and Kenneth Lane.

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