Course Provides Basic Manufacturing Skills

The Wayne Business and Industry Center will offer a two-week course to help those wanting to work in manufacturing.

“Introduction to Manufacturing/Soft Skills for Manufacturing” will introduce students to the basic skills needed to work in manufacturing. It will be taught 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Mondays-Thursdays, and 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Fridays, Sept. 16-27 on Wayne Community College’s main campus in Goldsboro.

An orientation session is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 13 in Room 104 of the Walnut Building.

The course is designed to assist unemployed and under-employed workers and fees may be waived for those who meet income criteria. Potential students should ask about tuition assistance. The full cost of the course is $120.

This two-part course is designed to familiarize students with the basics of manufacturing, provide an understanding of the manufacturing processes, tools, safe work habits, concern for quality, and mathematics used in manufacturing.

The first part of the course, “Introduction to Manufacturing,” includes core topics of basic math and English review, good manufacturing processes, industry-related technology, and computer skills. Students will also complete Snap-on certification training and Career Readiness Certification assessments.

During part two of the class, “Soft Skills for Manufacturing,” students will focus on effective time management and soft skills.

Training will include lecture and hands-on activities such as practice interviews, and tours of local industries.

The program is made possible in part by a Planning and Community Development Block Grant through the City of Goldsboro.

Contact Jena Cantwell at or (919) 739-7011 for more information or to register for the course.

Wayne Business and Industry Center at Wayne Community College offers “on time” and “on target” training, counseling, education, and technical services to business and industry in Wayne County. WBIC involves all levels of business and professional organizations in the local community through four main avenues: the WORKS Initiative, Small Business Center, Military Business Center, and Customized Training Program.

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