Western Nevada College offering accelerated workforce training

Enrollment is open for accelerated training programs for machine tooling, welding and industrial systems technology at Western Nevada College.

The accelerated programs are designed to prepare students for employment in only one semester. Students can earn a WNC Certificate of Achievement, an OSHA 10 Safety Card, and the opportunity to test for industry recognized certifications specific to the field of study. College credits earned in these programs can be applied toward a certificate or associates degree.

According to Barbara Walden, Grant Project Director at WNC, “These programs are designed to provide the skills our regional employers need. We are seeing many employment and career opportunities in Nevada for people with manufacturing skills.”

The Industrial Systems Technology program prepares students to work as technicians in automated manufacturing environments. This program focuses on training students to understand electrical systems, mechanical equipment, robotic work cells, quality systems, fluid power and safety. Students in Industrial Systems will have the opportunity to test for a Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) credential endorsed by the National Association of Manufacturers.

The development of these programs was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration as part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program. The TAACCCT program assists community colleges to rapidly supply qualified participants with the skills and credentials required to fill in-demand, technical positions.

Programs begin Monday, Jan. 25, and are delivered in a non-traditional format. Class sizes are limited. For more information, contact Linda Whitehill at 775-445-4268 or linda.whitehill@wnc.edu.


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