Manufacturing

Manufacturing is one of our region’s most active industries. Earn multiple certifications to advance your career in this field with CCWA.

Manufacturing
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Train Fast for a Strong Career

Manufacturing is a huge and diverse industry that creates items that we use every day, such as aluminum bars, electronics, crushed rocks and even frozen chicken. Central Virginia is a booming manufacturing region, and its companies are in great need of qualified applicants for their machine operator and technician positions to run and maintain their lines. CCWA helps provide short-term workforce training that is hands-on, convenient and affordable. We can help you earn an industry certification to become a qualified applicant who stands out from the crowd.

Within our manufacturing programs, you can earn multiple certifications, including MT1 (a nationally recognized certification that does not expire), MS, OSHA-10 General Industry, First Aid and CPR/AED.

CCWA recently received the 2020 Partner Award through the Virginia Manufacturing Association (VMA) for being a successful MT1 team and partner with the VMA, so you can rest assured that manufacturing training through CCWA is top-notch. Past program participants have obtained jobs with Phillip Morris, Dupont, ECMMS, Church and Dwight, Lutron, Hillphoenix, Service Center Metals, Coca Cola, Tyson and more.

Stable Industry

Stable, in-demand industry

Calendar

Train in just one or two months

Financial Aid

Extensive financial aid

key take aways

Takeaway Skills

  • Electrical and chemical fundamentals
  • Safety
  • Lean manufacturing techniques
  • Business acumen
  • Mechanics
  • Spatial reasoning
  • Manufacturing processes and controls
  • Industry math and measurement
  • Problem solving
Courses

Current Courses

See some of our current Manufacturing courses below. To receive financial aid, please get in touch with us directly to register for your course or program through CCWA.

Lean Practitioner Certification (Hybrid)

01/11/2022 - 02/03/2022

The Lean Practitioner Certification Course focuses on how to improve processes by using the Lean Six Sigma methods and tools. Learn how to immediately apply the most important Lean principles, methods and tools in the field. Utilizing an extensive knowledge base, the focus is on the practical application of Lean and process improvement. The course comes with a hands-on simulation and project development.

Lean Practitioner Certification (Hybrid)

03/08/2022 - 03/31/2022

The Lean Practitioner Certification Course focuses on how to improve processes by using the Lean Six Sigma methods and tools. Learn how to immediately apply the most important Lean principles, methods and tools in the field. Utilizing an extensive knowledge base, the focus is on the practical application of Lean and process improvement. The course comes with a hands-on simulation and project development.

Manufacturing Technician Level 1 Certification

01/18/2022 - 03/02/2022

The Manufacturing Technician 1 (MT1) certification program was developed to meet the growing employment demands of the manufacturing industry. The MT1 program addresses the core industry-wide skills standards required for skilled production occupations in all sectors of manufacturing. The core competency areas certified are: (1) Math and Measurement, (2) Spatial Reasoning and Manufacturing Technology and (3) Quality and Business Acumen. The purpose of the MT1 certification program is to document individuals’ mastery of the critical competencies required for modern manufacturing production and production-related occupations.

Manufacturing Technician Level 1 Certification

03/15/2022 - 05/11/2022

The Manufacturing Technician 1 (MT1) certification program was developed to meet the growing employment demands of the manufacturing industry. The MT1 program addresses the core industry-wide skills standards required for skilled production occupations in all sectors of manufacturing. The core competency areas certified are: (1) Math and Measurement, (2) Spatial Reasoning and Manufacturing Technology and (3) Quality and Business Acumen. The purpose of the MT1 certification program is to document individuals’ mastery of the critical competencies required for modern manufacturing production and production-related occupations.

Manufacturing Specialist Certification

01/18/2022 - 03/02/2022

he MS is a required prerequisite for the MT1 certification. The Manufacturing Specialist (MS) certification course focuses on industry-wide manufacturing technical skills and industry applied math and measurement concepts. This course will expose students to the critical areas of manufacturing and production, as well as the applied technology principals that support the manufacturing process. The instruction focuses on the critical actions, STEM knowledge and the systems and processes necessary to participate in an advanced manufacturing enterprise. It is a highly specialized program based on the techniques and interrelationships found in high performance manufacturing and production.

Manufacturing Specialist Certification

03/15/2022 - 05/11/2022

he MS is a required prerequisite for the MT1 certification. The Manufacturing Specialist (MS) certification course focuses on industry-wide manufacturing technical skills and industry applied math and measurement concepts. This course will expose students to the critical areas of manufacturing and production, as well as the applied technology principals that support the manufacturing process. The instruction focuses on the critical actions, STEM knowledge and the systems and processes necessary to participate in an advanced manufacturing enterprise. It is a highly specialized program based on the techniques and interrelationships found in high performance manufacturing and production.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there financial support for this program?
Yes! We have several funding sources between scholarships and grants. Factors like unemployment, active military or veteran status, household income and more can help you get financial support. Our team can help you determine which program(s) you are eligible for, so please reach out directly.
Will the MT1 certification get me a job?
The MT1 certification makes job seekers more competitive and qualified for jobs within the manufacturing industry. Our programs are also beneficial to those who want to develop their skills and knowledge to further advance in their current careers in manufacturing or logistics. Our partner companies are also highly interested in interviewing our manufacturing graduates.
What do I need to purchase for the course?
Books, fees and curriculum are included in the course tuition. Students will need to bring supplies to take notes during class. Students enrolled in online classes will need a computer with a camera and microphone. Transportation will be needed to attend in-person classes that are on campus—both campuses are along GRTC lines for easy bus transportation.

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Ewa Reedy
Coordinator, Manufacturing & Logistics Programs

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