As part of the new graduation requirements in the State of Ohio, students need to show they are prepared for a career pathway after graduation. The three options would be enrollment, employment, or enlistment. In order to prepare our students for gainful employment we have applied and have been approved for a Pre-Apprenticeship program in Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA) Certification teaching basic technical and job-readiness skills for several apprentice occupations in Lorain County. We have teamed up with Lorain County Community College (LCCC) and Lorain County Manufacturing Sector Partnership (LCMSP) to offer our juniors and seniors in the career connection and CBI work program this life-changing opportunity.
The Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA) is an industry certification focused on basic manufacturing concepts, demonstrating an individual’s potential for high-demand, entry-level manufacturing roles. Covering fundamental topics such as shop math, assembly, maintenance, machining, inspection, and more, this industry-driven certification demonstrates that the individual has basic knowledge of manufacturing and may be an ideal candidate for entry-level manufacturing employment.
The Certified Manufacturing Associate offers an initial step into a technology-rich industry filled with opportunities for continued growth and advancement into higher level positions. After earning the CMfgA, students will have the opportunity to work in industry and based on performance could be chosen to continue in an established apprenticeship programs leading to advanced technical certifications,more money, and a fulfilling career.
Questions regarding this exciting new partnership should be directed to program administrators Dr. Zimmer or Mr. Kovi.
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