Valdosta - A South Georgia college has a new program to help train manufacturing employees.
Valdosta Technical College will start its new production specialist certificate program in July. They'll teach students machinery concepts, industrial safety, work ethics, and other manufacturing concepts.
Several manufacturing companies helped the college start the program to raise the workforce's skill level. "We've already got a fairly low unemployment rate in this area, but the people that we do have that we can put into employment are underqualified," said Randy Sackewitz, Plant Manager.
The production specialist training is a 150 hour certificate program. A high school diploma or GED is preferred, but not required.