The Manufacturing Technician 1 (MT1) certification program was developed to meet the growing employment demands of the manufacturing industry. The MT1 program addresses the core industry-wide skills standards required for skilled production occupations in all sectors of manufacturing.
Manufacturing Technician Certification Program
The Manufacturing Technician (MT1) certification was developed to meet the growing employment demands of the manufacturing industry, addressing the core industry-wide skills standards required for skilled production occupations in all sectors of manufacturing. This certification is a stackable credential that can help you on a pathway to a specific career within the manufacturing field, such as multi-craft (industrial maintenance/mechanic) and mechatronics.
Students taking this intensive training program are prepared for entry-level positions with regional manufacturers making competitive wages, benefits, and opportunities for advancement.
- Manufacturing Technician Certification (MT1)
This certification is a stackable credential that can help you on a pathway to a specific career within the manufacturing field, such as multi-craft (industrial maintenance/mechanic) and mechatronics.
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Guarantee to Interview
Upon successful completion of the Manufacturing Technician Certification, individuals will be guaranteed an interview with HR personnel from several local manufacturing companies.*
- Kraft Foods
- Thermo Fisher Scientific
- Continental (O’Sullivan Films)
- Riviana Foods (New World Pasta)
- Southeastern Container
- Ashworth Brothers
- Kingspan Insulation
- International Automotive Components
- M & H Plastics
- Sysco Northeast Redistribution Center
- Monoflo International
*Guaranteed interviews are based on those companies actively recruiting new hires.
Our “guarantee to interview” opportunities with premier local employers are not only a Great foot in the door for our successful students, but most of these employers also offer additional training for students/employees once they are onboard at their organization through nationally recognized apprenticeship training programs.
The Manufacturing Technician MT-1 coursework you take as part of the Fast-Track Career Training Program is a significant portion of the training required for a nationally recognized apprenticeship for Manufacturing Technicians. Along with our MT-1 credential, in just 18 months of job experience and on the job training, you could also earn your journeyman as Manufacturing Technician with these employers through the American Apprenticeship Grant.
The core competency areas to be certified are (1) Math and Measurement, (2) Spatial Reasoning and Manufacturing Technology, and (3) Quality and Business Acumen. The purpose of the MT1 certification program is to document individuals’ mastery of the critical competencies required for modern manufacturing production and production-related occupations. The goals of the MT1 certification program are to:
- Develop a workforce pipeline capable of meeting the requirements of existing and emerging employers in advanced technology industries such as manufacturing,
- Provide a customized fast-track pathway to stackable credentials for 21st Century advanced technology careers in industry,
- Provide online and instructor-led training to address identified technical skill gaps, and
- Provide a pathway to advanced level training and specialized training based on industry requirements for potential new hires and incumbent workers.
Students taking this intensive training program are prepared for entry-level positions with regional manufacturers, making competitive wages, benefits and opportunities for advancement.
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