Certified Production Technician Open House Coming to South Suburban College Oak Forest Center

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OAK FOREST, IL – South Suburban College (SSC) is hosting a Certified Production Technician Open House on Thursday, November 21st from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in Room 5170 of the college’s Oak Forest Center. The Open House will feature a program overview from 6:00-6:30 p.m. with lab tours and questions from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The Certified Production Technician (CPT) curriculum is a two-semester program designed to build the core competencies of manufacturing production to prepare students for internships and entry-level positions in manufacturing. There are currently 741 openings in the Chicagoland area for CPTs with an average salary range of $17.50-19.22. BLS projects a 5% growth in the field between 2016 and 2026. CPT students have the potential of earning five industry-recognized credentials through MSSC and the National Safety Council (Forklift Operator).

The CPT Program is supported by the Workforce Equity Initiative. As part of the program, students will be eligible for financial assistance with textbooks and testing fees as well as tuition based on additional criteria. Participants will also be eligible for support services such as tutoring and career coaching.

For more information contact Anna Helwig, ahelwig@ssc.edu, or call the Building Construction and Industrial Technology Office at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2664. The Oak Forest Center is located at 16333 S. Kilbourn, Oak Forest, Illinois.