Upon completion: job interviews with an opportunity for full-time jobs with local manufacturers! FREE FOR STUDENTS! No registration fees OR certification testing fees!

Benefits to you

  • National Certification
  • Foundation in Manufacturing Principles
  • Guaranteed Job Interviews
  • Potential for full-time job with benefits
  • Full scholarships available


Certified Production Technician

Learn skills in safety, quality assurance, manufacturing processes and maintenance awareness needed to enter into the many manufacturing opportunities available in our community.

  • Length: 4 weeks
  • Start Date: 9/20/2021
  • End Date: 10/14/2021
  • Day/Time: This will be a synchronous hybrid class that takes place via Zoom. Weeks 1 -3 (Sept. 20th - Oct. 7th) will have synchronous online instruction from 8:30 - 12:30 and students must have a camera and be physically on-screen at all times. Week 4 will take place at the Industry Training Center in person from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm to provide students with hands-on instruction.
  • Location: Online and Howard-James Industry Training Center, 5825 Clyde Rhyne Dr., Sanford, NC 27330

Requirements to Get Started

  • Pre-registration required for the Institute and classes
  • Students must be 18 by the class starting date
  • Prerequisites (Guidance/assistance to meet these prerequisites will be provided as part of the program):
    • High School diploma or GED
    • Career Readiness Certification (Bronze Level)

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This program is in partnership with:

  • Bharat Forge
  • Boon Edam
  • Caterpillar
  • Chatham Economic Development Corporation
  • Coty
  • Edelbrock Group
  • Harnett County Economic Development
  • Johnson Controls
  • Mertek
  • Pentair
  • Sanford Area Growth Alliance
  • Triangle South Workforce Development Board