LCCC’s Pre-Apprenticeship Manufacturing Program: No Cost for Qualified Students

published Thursday, October 4, 2018

If you’re interested in improving your advanced manufacturing skills or joining a company apprenticeship program, then Lehigh Carbon Community College’s new pre-apprenticeship program might be a great fit.

Students who qualify will be able to enroll at no charge, thanks to grant funding for the program, which is in partnership with LCCC, the Workforce Board Lehigh Valley and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. 

Manufacturing is a high-priority occupation providing excellent career opportunities in the Lehigh Valley. Manufacturing makes up 15 percent of the Lehigh Valley economy, and 71 percent of local manufacturers anticipate hiring employees for the foreseeable future.
 
The program begins November 8 and is offered in a hybrid format, with students meeting in person and completing online assignments. Class will be held once a week for 16 weeks, on Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at LCCC’s main campus in Schnecksville. Students will be expected to complete online assignments before the start of class each week. 

Students will learn: electrical and mechanical fabrication, production assembly, preventative maintenance, basic math and measurement tools, communication skills and OSHA 10 Safety. OSHA 10 certification training is part of the program.

The Pre-Apprenticeship Manufacturing Program runs Thursday, November 8, through February 28, 2019. Students must qualify to enter the program. Contact Susan Lushinsky at 610-799-1935 or slushinsky@lccc.edu for more information or to register.