Microcredentials in Manufacturing

Microcredentials in Manufacturing


Northampton Community College will continue to offer an accelerated training program for those who have struggled to attain consistent employment or education. The "Micro-credentials in Manufacturing" program prepares successful completers for entry-level positions in the manufacturing industry and has created a talent pipeline to help employers meet their need for qualified employees.

This non-credit program, funded by a grant from the PA Department of Community and Economic Development, features three courses which, upon completion, will provide job seekers with certifications and micro-credentials which reflect the skills and knowledge earned. Our program graduates have already begun successful careers in manufacturing companies across the Lehigh Valley!

Students will receive a combination of hands-on, on-line and classroom instruction. They will have opportunities to hear from a range of experienced instructors, tour local manufacturing companies and participate in our Employer Day.

Ours students graduate with:

  • industry-approved certifications for entry-level manufacturing positions including OSHA-10
  • measurable skill gains in shorter timeframes
  • a “foot in the door” for local employers
  • an opportunity to bridge non-credit and credit course learning
  • a retraining opportunity in an established and growing industry

The program is free to participants who meet eligibility requirements including: Must be able to work legally in the U.S., be 18 or older, and must have at least an 8th grade-level English and math ability. No high school diploma or GED is required for the program.

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Our student support specialist will tell you when the next orientation session will be held. Interested applicants must attend an orientation session where their reading and math skills will be assessed and then given the opportunity to enroll in the program. Please be sure to pre-register and allow 2-3 hours for assessments. Be sure to check us out on Facebook at Facebook.com/micro.cred.1.