Manufacturing Bootcamp Helps Train Skilled Workers

NORFOLK - A pilot program in Cuming County is helping to recruit workers needed by local manufacturing companies.  At Wednesday’s meeting of the College Board of Governors, Associate Vice President of the Center for Enterprise Erik Johnson talked about the Manufacturing Bootcamp. Johnson says the 72-hour program is an entry level training experience.  The cost for students is only $99 – and it took less than a week to raise the money needed to keep the cost that low.  The first eight-week class began on April 1st, and students are attending classes in the Nielsen Community Center in West Point Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5:30 until 9:30. Although the class is non-credit, the certificate of completion can be used when applying for credit for prior learning in the Diversified Manufacturing Technology Certificate program at Northeast Community College.  The next Manufacturing Bootcamp will begin on June 3rd, and the cost for students is only $99. Johnson says it took less than a week to raise the money needed to underwrite most of the cost of the program.  For more information on the Manufacturing Bootcamp program, contact Northeast Community College at 402-844-7000 or visit the registrar’s office in the College Welcome Center on the Norfolk Campus.