York Technical College is joining other schools across South Carolina this fall to offer a manufacturing job-training course.
School officials say the specialized training opportunity is crucial for the work force as the state enjoys an increase of manufacturing jobs.
Students who complete the 200-hour work-based course will receive a nationally recognized certified production technician credential. York Tech is offering scholarships for interested students.
To apply for scholarships, students must have a high school diploma or GED, a silver-level WorkKeys certification and must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident and live in South Carolina. Applicants also must pass a drug screening and background check.
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Those awarded scholarships will be eligible to take the manufacturing course for free.
School officials say the manufacturing certificate allows certified technicians to take additional classes and become front-line supervisors, mechatronics technicians or advanced welders.
Interested students are asked to email Sonia Young at email@example.com or call 803-981-7372.