ECTC launches new Production Technician program
Published on Aug 6, 2021
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (ECTC) is beginning a new training program for those interested in starting high-demand careers in manufacturing as production technicians.
The Production Technician Program begins in the Fall 2021 semester, with classes meeting on Fridays beginning Aug. 20.
“Our region’s demand for production technicians continues to increase, and in response, ECTC Workforce Solutions designed the Production Technician Program to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to confidently step into these critical manufacturing jobs,” said ECTC Dean of Workforce Solutions and Technical Programs Mike Hazzard.
Students will study blueprint reading, control charts, safety and lean operations, among other topics. Over the course of two semesters, students will earn Enhanced Operator Level 1 and Enhanced Operator Level II certificates, both newly offered credentials at ECTC. Students will have opportunities to attend on-campus interviews with regional employers and complete paid on-the-job training throughout the program.
Flexibility and student support are hallmarks of the program, said ECTC Apprenticeship Coordinator Kimberly Mattingly.
“The Friday-only class schedule makes the Production Technician Program a great option for those who are already working but want to develop new skills,” Mattingly said. “It’s also a viable option for current technical students interested in picking up the Enhanced Operator credentials.”
The program also features career search and placement services, as well as grant and scholarship application assistance. Eligible students may attend tuition free through the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship.