Manufacturing Skills Training Certificate

Develop entry-level skills to start a career in manufacturing. Students will earn a Registered Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate through the PA Department of Labor and Industry.

Grant Funded & Free to Eligible Students

This training is grant-funded by the Tri-County Workforce Investment Board and the PA Department of Labor & Industry.  

Certificate Training
  • September 19 – November 10
  • Monday - Thursday
  • 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Cygnus Manufacturing, Saxonburg
OSHA Training
  • November 14 & 15
  • 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • BC3 Main Campus
Employability Training
  • November 16, 17 & 18
  • 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • BC3 Main Campus   

Training Includes

  1. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour general industry card.
  2. Two National Institute for Metalworking (NIMS) credentials in measurement; material and safety; and job planning, benchwork and layout.
  3. Four National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) credentials in precision machining technology; blueprint reading; basic math; and quality control,  statistical process control and inspection.

Employment Opportunities: Machine Operator, Assembler and Press Operator, Apprenticeships in Machining, Computer Numerical Control or Quality Control.

Topics Include: Basic blueprint reading, manufacturing processes, introduction to computer numerical control (CNC), basic shop safety and equipment operation, quality processes and procedures, industrial forklift operation. 


  • Successful completion of a drug screening
  • Certified criminal background check
  • Vocational screening assessment
  • High School Diploma or Equivalency

 NOTE: This certificate is stackable into the Basic Manufacturing Workplace Certificate. 


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Or call 724-287-8711, ext. 8171 for more information.



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