Learn New Skills
Funding may be available for adult workers who are interested in pursuing new skills in advanced manufacturing and welding.
The welding program at MASPark, provided by Ivy Tech Community College, prepares students for certification in Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc (GMAW) or Gas Tungsten Arc welding (GTAW) using standards established by the AWS.
Participants earn a Technical Certificate in Industrial Technology and are prepared for additional certifications. Credits can also be applied toward an Associate of Applied Science degree. Day and evening classes are available.
WorkINdiana allows students to earn an Indiana High School Equivalency Diploma and American Welding Society (AWS) certification at the same time to give students the boost they need to become entry welders.
The Mid-America Science Park offers career training and certifications in advanced manufacturing.
- CNC Machinist — At the Mid-America Science Park, students have an opportunity to learn the basics of CNC machine operation. CNC machines turn raw materials like metal, wood and plastic into final products using computer automation to perform machining tasks such as milling, lathe and turning. Our training lab is equipped with training machines which are used in many manufacturing environments from automotive to energy to aerospace and defense.
- Certified Production Technician (CPT) — Certified Production Technician (CPT) credentials are for manufacturing workers who want to demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of manufacturing production at the front-line (entry level through front-line supervisor). The goal of the CPT certification courses is to raise the level of performance of production workers and their ability to help increase their company’s productivity and competitiveness.
Mid-America Science Park offers the CPT program through the following courses:
ADF 101 – Key Principles of Advanced Manufacturing
- Safety — Learn about safety in the manufacturing environment, from personal protective equipment to OSHA procedures and guidelines, to prepare you for the MSSC Safety Assessment.
- Quality Practices & Measurement — Understand the measurement of product and comparing results to specifications, the tools used in the quality process and how to take corrective actions when problems are found, to prepare you for the MSSC Quality Assessment.
ADF 102 – Technology in Advanced Manufacturing
- Manufacturing Production & Processes — Learn customer needs in a manufacturing environment, the value of setting production goals and coordinating workflow in a team environment, and the many types of production scenarios to prepare you for the MSSC Manufacturing Processes and Production Assessment.
- Maintenance Awareness — Learn about electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, automation, lubrication and drive systems production equipment, including preventive maintenance processes and more to prepare you for the MSSC Maintenance Awareness Assessment.
MSSC Industry Certifications
The Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production workers. The nationwide MSSC System, based upon industry-defined and federally-endorsed national standards, offers both entry-level and incumbent workers the opportunity to demonstrate that they have acquired the skills increasingly needed in the technology-intensive jobs of the 21st century.
Contact our Training & Development Director Linda Gilray at (812) 752-9521 x 1284 or firstname.lastname@example.org.