Skilled Trades Training Program Available to Area Residents and Employers

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.