Halifax Community College (HCC) is proud to open its second cohort of its Advanced Manufacturing Institute beginning Oct. 31.
The Regional Advanced Manufacturing Pipeline for Eastern North Carolina, or RAMP East, is a 96-hour curriculum designed to prepare students for careers in the manufacturing sector. Program participants gain exposure to typical problems and challenges facing the modern manufacturing environment, as well as receive training in how to minimize those challenges.
The course curriculum is specifically tailored to advanced manufacturing. The curriculum includes classes in self-management and communication, math for industry workers, OSHA standards, and Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt coursework.
The RAMP East program services Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton and Wilson counties and requires an industry-recognized Career Readiness Certification to participate.
The goal is for students to complete the program and immediately go to work, using all of the knowledge gained to advance within the manufacturing industry.
At the conclusion of the 96-hour curriculum, participants will have interviews with local companies.
For the leaders of the initiative, it was vital that participants know that they are coming out of the program with potential jobs already lined up.
The program begins its first class on Thursday, Oct. 31, at HCC.