The Pathways to Advanced Manufacturing program prepares participants for entry-level employment in the advanced manufacturing industry. The program includes classroom and hands-on technical skills instruction.
Learning opportunities include meeting employer partners, guest speakers, and visiting factory and shop locations of potential employers.
This program is for:
Out of School Youth (18-24)
Low income individuals
Citizens with disabilities
Unemployed or underemployed individuals
The program teaches the critical skills needed to find and keep employment in the manufacturing field, including reading comprehension, mathematics, critical thinking, troubleshooting, problem solving, interpersonal skills, résumé preparation and job search tools. These skills are covered in the program through the following courses:
Occupational Safety & Health Administration: OSHA 10, General Industry (10 hours)
Shop Mathematics: Math for Occupational Technologies (45 hours)
Blueprint Reading: Print Layouts & Measuring for Machining (45 hours)
Introduction to Welding Technology (18 hours)
Introduction to Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Precision Machining (44 hours)
DC-AC Electricity (44 hours)
Mechanical Systems (57 hours)
Mechanical Aptitude Test Overview (18 hours)
Winning Work Habits (12 hours)
Upon completion of the program, participants will earn an OSHA 10 certification and are enrolled to take the following nationally recognized certification examinations: National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) examinations for Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout, and Measurement, Materials & Safety; The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) Mechatronics Certification for Industrial Electricity
Minimum Entry Requirements: High School Diploma or Equivalent. Math and English Assessment, and Mechanical Aptitude Test. Program Duration and Hours: 13 weeks Dates: Monday – Friday, July 22 – Oct. 16, 2019 *(Including three Saturdays – Oct. 12, 19 and 26) 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Location Community College of Philadelphia Center for Business and Industry 18th and Callowhill streets Philadelphia, PA 19130
West Regional Center 4725 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19139 (Welding will take place at Benjamin Franklin High School)
This project was financed in part by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community & Economic Development.