Basic Manufacturing Pathway offered at Rhodes State

Staff report

LIMA – The West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium (WCOMC), in conjunction with Rhodes State College, will offer its Basic Manufacturing Pathway class July 11 through July 27, at Rhodes State College, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima. This 40-hour class will be held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Students enrolled in this course may take National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC) assessments at no cost to them. The ACT NCRC is based on ACT WorkKeys research-based work skills assessments. To earn an ACT NCRC, an examinee must successfully complete three ACT WorkKeys assessments: Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information. These assessments measure a range of essential work skills, including the ability to:

• Perform basic mathematic operations relevant to the workplace

• Read and understand documents commonly found in the workplace

• Find information presented in common workplace graphics

• Set up and solve complex work-related math problems

• Determine the relevance of written information to work-related tasks

• Apply information derived from graphics to work-related problems

“Students taking this course will earn as many as three certifications to market themselves for employment,” said WCOMC Director Doug Durliat. “Students who achieve the WCOMC’s Basic Certification will also receive information on other events that enhance their chances of employment such as local job fairs and mock interview days.”

The Basic Manufacturing Pathway class offers hands-on training in integrated systems troubleshooting, quality, continuous improvement, basic math and measurement and safety. The course covers workplace or “soft” skills in areas such as communication and teamwork. The course also includes resume writing and financial aid application for students pursuing additional training.

Interested persons may register by calling the WCOMC at 419-995-8353 by July 7.

Staff report

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