Nine students recently graduated with a Certified Production Technician credential through the Workforce Development Department at Snead State Community College.
The CPT training was provided by an Existing Industry Training Program grant from the Alabama Community College System for employees with Atrion Medical, Syncro, HFI and Kappler.
“We are extremely proud of this group of hard working individuals. They worked full time while completing this 10-week training program,” said Workforce Development Director Teresa Walker.
The purpose of the CPT training is to recognize, through certification, individuals who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of manufacturing production through successful completion of the four assessments. The goal of the CPT certification program is to raise the level of performance of production workers, both to assist the individuals with earnings for higher-wage jobs and to help employers ensure their workforce increases the company’s productivity and competitiveness.
“The material covered translates very well to any job in manufacturing,” said Devin Reliford. “It’s always beneficial for employers to have well-trained employees.”
The Manufacturing Skills Standard Council (MSSC) credentialing system leading to a CPT covers four critical production functions: Safety; Quality Practices & Measurement; Manufacturing Processes & Production; and Maintenance Awareness.
“It was great learning more about my areas of work, as well as others, and also to have a better understanding of manufacturing and learning new problem-solving techniques,” said Brandi Hosmer.
“As a supervisor, I will be checking an applicant’s resume for the CPT certification,” said Daniel Haynes.