SCC Announces Industry Partnerships for Production Technician Training

Stanly Community College (SCC) is pleased to announce a Production Technician training program that partners with local business and industry. SCC has been working with local industry to develop a short-term training program that prepares students to enter the workforce as entry-level production technicians.

"SCC's goal is to help Stanly County grow and prosper through education. By providing this Production Training program, we are determined to aid Stanly County in attracting business and industry and to help those businesses who have established roots here," stated SCC's President, Dr. John Enamait.

"Local industries are having a hard time finding qualified people to fill these positions, which can provide steady income and benefits for those that find this industry of interest," noted Jeff Parsons, SCC Associate Vice President for the School of Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technology.

The Production Technician training can be completed in as little as three months and includes 10 weeks in the classroom, followed by a 3-week pre-apprenticeship component with local industry partners, with hourly earnings at $12/hour. The training topics include manufacturing processes, machine troubleshooting, production documents, and industry tours.

Current industry partners include Fiberon Composite Decking, Michelin-Aircraft Tires, Stanley Engineered Fastening, and International Automotive Components. College administrators are presently working with additional industries to be incorporated into the program.

Evening classes will be held at the Resurrection Community Church, 1325 East Main Street in Albemarle, Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Classes will begin in January. For more information, please contact Jeff Parsons at (704) 991-0321.