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Manufacturing Technician Pre-Apprenticeship Program 

What is a manufacturing technician? 

Manufacturing technicians work in a factory environment and are responsible for operating and maintaining machines, overseeing the assembly process, and ensuring that products meet quality standards. They must adhere to strict standards to ensure the safety of themselves and others. Often they maintain logs about performance and maintenance as well as communicate about these areas to supervisors. 

What will I learn with this training? 

The 6-week Manufacturing Technician Pre-Apprenticeship Program will prepare individuals for employment as entry-level Machine Operators or Production Technicians.  This hybrid program meets on Saturdays at the Hillsboro campus. Learning is supplemented by online coursework. Instruction focuses on adequately operatingAdult Female Working in Manufacturing Company manual or CNC equipment, maintaining quality parts, and utilizing safe machining methods. 

After instruction, students will test for NIMS certifications on safety and quality. 

Training may also be offered to incumbent workers at local manufacturing facilities. Contact Workforce and Employment Services about setting up a partnership. 

What career opportunities does a manufacturing technician have? 

Manufacturing technicians can obtain a position as a machine operator or a production technician. Program completers will interview to enter an apprenticeship training program with a local employer.

How do I apply? 

Interested candidates need to complete the Manufacturing Technician Application and set an appointment to enroll ( prior to enrollment. 

Fee: $1,750 (funding assistance may be provided by the Missouri Apprentice Ready grant) 

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