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

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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 received the 2020 Partner Award through the Virginia Manufacturing Association (VMA) for being a successful MT1 team and partner with the VMA, and industry training continues to be valued by job seekers and employers. 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


Train in just one or two months

Financial Aid

Extensive financial aid

Introducing our newest certification program: Pharmaceutical Manufacturing!

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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

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.

Manufacturing Technician Level 1 Certification

07/17/2023 - 08/30/2023

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.

Lean Practitioner Certification

08/01/2023 - 08/24/2023

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.


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 allows job seekers to be more competitive and qualified for industry roles at many levels. 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 locations are along GRTC lines for convenient bus transportation.

Contact Us Contact us to learn more about how you can utilize CCWA’s offerings and receive the best available pricing for current courses.

Bruce Peterson
Interim Manufacturing/Logistics Coordinator

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