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New Industrial Maintenance Training Program

02/14/2019

Frederick Community College is partnering with Frederick County Workforce Services to offer a new Industrial Maintenance training program that is responsive to the needs of local manufacturers.

“Frederick Community College is committed to providing training and credentialing programs that help our citizens gain the skills needed to succeed in the workforce,” said FCC President Elizabeth Burmaster. “The new industrial maintenance program will strengthen that workforce and enhance the ability of manufacturers to respond to changing demands and needs. We are grateful to Frederick County Workforce Services for its partnership in offering this innovative program.”

The program will introduce students to the essential skills and knowledge necessary to support facility and equipment maintenance. Industry experts will provide hands-on experience and applicable instruction in fully-equipped FCC labs and classrooms.

“We worked closely with local manufacturers over the course of a year to determine what skills their employees and the workforce are lacking that we could provide through training,” said Patricia Meyer, FCC Associate Vice President for Continuing Education and Workforce Development. “We used that insight to develop state-of-the-art, relevant training that will ensure our manufacturing workforce and community can continue to grow and thrive.”

The 84-hour training course is ideal for both individuals already employed in the field and those looking to enter the field. It will cover topics such as industrial print reading, electrical fundamentals, and control and preventive maintenance, and will train students to succeed in a variety of positions, including as maintenance technicians and mechanics.

"Workforce Services is excited to be a part of this industry-led initiative,” said Michelle Day, Director of Frederick County Workforce Services. “Our mission is to address the talent needs of our business community to ensure they have the human resources to grow. Training programs like this one that are created as a direct result of industry feedback are key to creating effective workforce development solutions."

Classes will begin in March and advanced training modules will start in May and June.

Individuals interested in learning if this is the right field for them or who are interested in training subsidy eligibility can visit www.frederickworks.com/manufacturing to submit an online application for funding support.

For more information about the training program or to register, visit www.frederick.edu/industrial or contact FCC Trades and Vocational Training at 240-629-7903 or BuildingTrades@Frederick.edu.