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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 803-981-7372.