Calhoun Offers Free Nationally Recognized Certification Training

December 16, 2019

The Calhoun Community College Adult Education department, through a statewide partnership with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC), will be offering free training to anyone interested in obtaining a MSSC Certified Production Technician (CPT) Manufacturing Certification. Classes begin January 21, 2020.

The MSSC is an industry-led and federally recognized training, assessment and certification system focused on the skills and knowledge required by the current manufacturing workforce. Today’s manufacturing features streamlined production lines, robotics, and computer controlled processes requiring highly developed skills in problem solving, computer and technical training, math skills, and the ability to work in a team environment. These are skills beyond the reading and writing of a standard high school degree.

This program is specifically designed for those looking to develop foundational knowledge of manufacturing processes and production, safety, maintenance awareness, and lean manufacturing principles. Participants will have the opportunity to test for the nationally recognized MSSC CPT Certification and pursue employment with companies such as Mazda/Toyota, Polaris or Carpenter.

Registration will be held at the Huntsville Career Center on January 8-15 and at the Decatur Career Center on January 9-16, 2020 at 9 a.m.

For more information, contact Calhoun’s Adult Education Department at 256-307-2830 or 256-890-4793 as restrictions may apply for registration. You may also sign up online at