Certified Manufacturing Specialist Training offered in Effingham County

RINCON – Manufacturing career opportunities are growing in Southeast Georgia. In partnership with Effingham and Bryan County regional manufacturing partners, Savannah Technical College will offer a Certified Manufacturing Specialist (CMS) technical certificate of credit in the summer semester 2017.  The College will host an information session/open house for the program from 5:30-7PM on May 23 at the STC Effingham Campus (2890 Hwy 21 South, Rincon, GA 31326).

The CMS program prepares students for entry-level employment in a manufacturing environment. Topics include organization principles, workplace skills, manufacturing production, automated manufacturing skills, and representative manufacturing skills.

“The manufacturing industry is growing, and there is a serious shortage of qualified workers,” said Silver Lake Automation CEO Robert Lahman. “Those that have the desire and aptitude to learn will be able to create their own jobs in the future.”

The College’s collaboration with regional manufacturers leads to the development and offering of applicable education that sustains and grows an exceptional workforce for Effingham County manufacturers. This short-term credit program gives graduates the skills and capabilities needed to begin a successful career in regional industries.

To get started in a manufacturing career path and obtain skills regional partners are looking for entry-level manufacturing positions, are encouraged to enroll in the Certified Manufacturing Specialist Program, which begins May 30.

Information sessions will feature an overview the Certified Manufacturing Specialist program and along with representatives from local manufacturing hiring companies. For more details, visit or call 912-443-3012.

STC’s Economic Development division is dedicated to delivering workforce solutions and partnering with our regional business and industry leaders to stay current on growth trends.

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#1743 | May 12, 2017
Media Contact: Amy Shaffer, APR
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Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

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