New manufacturing technician session beginning this month at NRCC


Registration is open for an upcoming manufacturing technician training session offered by New River Community College.

The training will be held Monday through Friday, beginning Aug. 14 and will run until Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Christiansburg at the NRV Mall site.

The program will help new employees interested in the manufacturing environment or help strengthen the skills of those currently in a manufacturing position.

Manufacturing Technician is a technical program that focuses on math, measurement, mechanical, electrical, chemical, quality, sound business practices and manufacturing processes.

The core technical competencies include math and measurement, manufacturing technology and spatial reasoning, and business acumen and quality. Students will be awarded the Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) certification upon a successful pass rate on all three of the certification modules.

NRCC is a Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) Certified Assessment Center.

Financial assistance is available. Training and certification can be obtained for one-third of the total cost for qualified students through the Workforce Credential Grant (WCG). More information about the WCG is available at

To register, call 540-674-3613.