Fast Track Manufacturing

Manufacturers in the United States need to fill 4.6 million jobs by 2028.*
(*Estimate from Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute)

Utilizing cutting-edge innovation, time-saving automation and best-practice safety standards, a modern-manufacturing career is nothing like it used to be.

Are you interested in a career in manufacturing? Join our upcoming Fast Track Manufacturing 6-week course starting in January 2023 at Savannah Technical College!

Career Opportunities

You’ll get to tour facilities and see first hand what a day-in-the-life of a manufacturer is all about. If you successfully complete the program, you’ll receive the opportunity to interview with a local manufacturer.

Virtual Reality

Attendees will learn how to perform various tasks with the use of Virtual Reality Headsets and controls. For more information, check out the video link below!

Date/Format for Lanier Learning Center:

January 23rd– March 17th, 2023
Course Format: In-Person

*YMCA Childcare will be provided*






Courses Topics


Problem Solving in Manufacturing

Problem solving refers to the ability to use critical thinking to assess situations and to act decisively to resolve problems when they arise. This class presents a six-step problem solving process which includes identifying problems, applying a systematic approach to solving the problem, and following up to ensure that the problem was resolved.

World Class Manufacturing

World Class Manufacturing is a way of organizing manufacturing operations for improved quality and productivity. This unit introduces participants to the basic concepts and benefits of World Class Manufacturing, TQM, and ISO 9000

Introduction to Automation

To stay competitive in the global marketplace, companies seek continuous improvement in product and manufacturing efficiencies. A key method in improving manufacturing efficiency is automation. Automation is the replacement of direct human control with electronic devices to control systems, processes, or equipment.

Excel in Manufacturing

Basic Excel formulas and functions, typical spreadsheets found in manufacturing such as inventory, production planning and scheduling, running totals and averages.

Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Prep & Test

Warehousing & Distribution

Warehousing & Distribution

In this class, participants will learn about warehouses, warehouse operations, material handling equipment, inventory, and inventory management It ill also focus on key warehousing jobs; receiving, put-away or locating picking, Material handling, staging, shipping and inventory control.

Protecting Materials and Merchandise

An important consideration for any warehouse or distribution center is protection of the product that is being handled. Just as manufactures design and build special equipment to support and protect the product throughout the manufacturing process, warehouses have devised ways to continue this pecial handling for most products.

Warehousing Data Applications

To successfully meet your customer’s requirements the warehouse must be able to make efficient use of warehouse resources through the proper balance of labor, equipment, space and systems. To successfully balance warehouse resources the system inventory nust accurately reflect the physical inventory, Accuracy can be attained through continuously checking the inventory of through confidence in the system inventory.

Forklift Operator Safety Training Course

The Forklift operator safety course covers safety requirements relating to the design, maintenance and safe use of forklifts. Students will learn safety precautions associated with forklift operations, and demonstrate proper handling and operations of a forklift required by OSHA 1910:178

First Aid/ CPR AED

The AHA First Aid/CPP/AED class certifies the participant in CPR, First Aid, and AED, through the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver program.

Soft Skills & Foundational Skills

Self-Management and Personal Wellness

In this class, participants will learn about managing stress in the workplace, nutrition, wellness, fitness, Financial Literacy, Health and Insurance.

10 Soft Skills You Need

Participants will begin to see how important it is to develop a core set of soft skills. By managing and looking at the way people interact and seeing things in a new light, participants will improve on almost every aspect of their career. Participants will understand how to use soft skills to communicate, problem-solve, and resolve conflict.

The Art of Effective Communication

This course provides manufacturing employees with basic skills and techniques for communicating more effectively in the workplace. The participants learn that many problems in the workplace can be avoided when time is taken and effort is made to listen and
apply the principle s of effective communication. The manner in which they communicate with others affects business relationships and results; there fore, it is important that they understand how to relate to others.

Working Together

Working Together is a team-building and team skills course. The goal of the unit is to enhance participant s’ ability to work together effectively as a team and produce products and services which surpass customer requirements. This highly interactive course explores the four C’s of effective teamwork: communication, cooperation, consideration, and commitment. Participants are introduced to skills necessary to ensure accomplishment of goals within a specific work group

Building & Completing Your Resume

Positive Image

The purpose of this unit is to enable participants to realize the importance of personal image and how it affects their lives. The course offers steps to achieve the goal of “Being the Best that You Can Be.”

OSHA 10 -hour

This class provides an overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and covers many of the 29 CFR 1910 OSHA General Industry Regulations. The training emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention. The training also covers a variety of general industry safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter.

Math and Measurement

All jobs require some knowledge of mathematics. Counting items received, adding and deleting inventory, estimating the amount of space required to store merchandise, interpreting productivity charts, and determining shipping costs all require math skills.

Social Intelligence

This class is about understanding your environment and having a positive influence. Participants will become more confident in their social situations by learning how to express and interrupt social cues. They will create positive connections and increase their influence during social situations.

WorkSource Coastal Funding

The state of Georgia is required under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to report performance data on all students who participant in a program of study approved by WorkSource Georgia and listed on the State’s Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) including students who are not WIOA participants.

As a participant in a WIOA approved course, Fast Track Manufacturing, we’re requesting your completion of the form that can be found at the link below.