Pathways to Manufacturing @NCC

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Make it here… Make it a career

The Lehigh Valley ranks among the top 50 manufacturing markets nationally and companies are eager to hire new talent to fill high tech entry-level roles at very competitive starting salaries. In fact, Lehigh Valley production technicians starting salaries are more than 20% higher than production technicians nationally.


Pathways to Manufacturing is a FREE 8-week, grant funded program that gives participants an opportunity to learn more about modern manufacturing while obtaining the skills and credentials to be successful in the career path of their choosing. The program also provides an opportunity to interview with companies who are eager to hire. In eight weeks, participants will obtain:

  • In-demand skills: Hands-on training in measurement tools, shop math, hand and power tools, basics of safety, automation, robotics and more.
  • Career pathway exploration: Discover the diverse entry level career opportunities available in modern manufacturing.
  • Company connections: Plant tours, employer days and job interviews.

Program Details

Classes will start February 20, 2024. All classes are Monday - Thursday, from 9am-2pm and the cost is completely FREE!

  • Participants must be at least 18 years of age
  • Participants must be authorized to work in the US
  • Participants must complete math and reading assessments.

Veterans and displaced workers are highly encouraged to apply.


The current cohort is full. For additional information about the program and to get on our mailing list, please fill out the form below or contact Erin Anderson at or 610.332.6317.



This Project was financed by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.



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With 120+ high-quality programs at a highly affordable cost, you can build specialized skills to advance in your career path — fast. And with flexible class formats and convenient locations, it's never been easier to join us.