will be one of several sites nationwide–and the only in Georgia–to take part in a pilot program for military men and women to become prepared for careers after their service during the week of July 23.
Organized by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council, 200 service members will be able to gain industry-recognized, nationally–portable certifications for high-demand manufacturing jobs.
“This is an effort between industry, education and the public sector to grow a skilled manufacturing workforce and strengthen the US economy,” said Chattahoochee Technical College Vice President of Community and Economic Development Glenn Rasco. “The MSSC will be paying for the cost of these examinations as a part of this pilot program.”
Chattahoochee Technical College will be taking part in this pilot program the week of July 23, at the college’s Marietta Campus.
The pilot program will offer service men and women access to the assessments for two credentials: the foundational-level Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) certificate and mid-level Certified Logistics Technician (CLT).
Two dates have been set aside that week with a maximum of 12 participants each day.
Registered participants will be able to take both exams during a 3.5 hour time frame with a 15 minute break between examinations. There is no cost for the participants, as the MSSC is covering the costs of both assessments during this program period.
Assessments through the MSSC allow individuals to demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of material handling at the front-line (entry-level through front-line supervisor).
Active-duty service members with a discharge date of no later than Dec. 31, 2012 are encouraged to register by contacting Tina Driessen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-739-9000, ext. 223.