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A new training program is being offered to area residents and employers to help people be better prepared for skilled trades jobs. The Columbia County Commissioners, in coordination with Columbia-Montour Area Vocational-Technical School (CMAVTS) and Central Columbia School District, are launching the program in September. Individuals that live and/or work in Columbia County can participate at no cost.
The following courses will be offered twice per school year at CMAVTS or Central Columbia High School:
- Basic Electrical Theory
- Three Phase Motor Controls
- Hydraulic & Pneumatic Systems
- Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
- Building Trades Maintenance
- Machine Technology
- Basic Welding – Mig/TIG/Stick
- Blue Print Reading/Intro to Auto CAD
Individuals that successfully complete at least 5 out of the 8 courses listed will receive a Maintenance Mechanic Certificate.
This workforce development opportunity is provided by Columbia County Commissioners and funded by the American Rescue Plan Funds. The program is tuition free for: a) current employees referred by Columbia County businesses, b) residents of Columbia County. Other students may be accepted on a tuition basis if seats remain available before the start date of the class.
Individuals may register for a single course or the entire program. For more information and to register for a course, click here or call 570-784-8040, extension 3322.