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Certified Production Technician Class graduates in Dillon

Northeastern Technical College continues to meet local workforce demands with the recent graduation of the Certified Production Technician (CPT) Class held on the Dillon campus. The CPT program, which began in the fall of 2014 at NETC, provides nationally-recognized certification to students, preparing them to be work-ready from day one.

The class of graduates includes: Marquies Berry, Rosalind Brantley, Shannon Bryant, Kathleen Chavis, Nahomy Crespo, Aaron Gardner, John McGill, Lorraine Parsley, Teaser Scott, and Michael Simmons.

Certified Production Technician training is part of NETC's Department of Continuing Education's workforce development initiative to help decrease the "skills gap" present between our local workforce and industry. The department helps to determine training needs of local industry and develops programs to meet those needs.

Industries have committed to interview and hire from the graduating classes in the hopes of using local workforce to continually support the Dillon area. "Our Dillon classes are thriving under the leadership of Mr. Thomas McRae with a high level of pass rates on CPT assessments. Assessments given are from nationally recognized MSSC, and are one of the many stackable credentials our students are eligible to receive. We are excited about our continued partnership with Mr. McRae as our instructor of the CPT Program and other programs in Dillon," said Tammy Morrell, Program Manager in Continuing Education.

Northeastern Technical College is now looking for individuals who are interested in the upcoming CPT programs with the next one slated to begin in Dillon County on 01/25/2016. Other programs are being scheduled in Marlboro and Chesterfield counties as well.

The program provides100% scholarship through the Make It In America Grant for eligible candidates who meet the established pre-requisites. Potential candidates must be veterans, unemployed, underemployed or even those who are would like to "re-career" into the field of advanced manufacturing.
All students are required to provide a copy of their High School diploma or GED, WorkKeys Silver level certificate and successfully pass both drug and background screenings which have a $35.00 fee. There is no other cost to qualifying applicants.

The CPT program is approximately 10 weeks long, and consists of 160 hours of classroom training with some incorporated hands-on training as well. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates earn three nationally recognized certifications including MSSC Certified Production Technician, Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and OSHA – General Industry, along with Adult CPR certification.

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

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