Community College of Philadelphia has two upcoming Advanced Manufacturing training programs that are free for participants!
Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Pre-Apprenticeship: Provides participants with foundational knowledge in four areas: fluid power, industrial electricity, mechanical components, and introductory mechatronics. The program builds toward a basic understanding of mechatronics, the synergistic application of mechanical, electrical, and controls engineering, combined with computer science to build and maintain high-tech equipment. Courses in the IMM Pre-Apprenticeship Program provides basic principles, skills and competencies that would be required of an entry-level maintenance mechanic in a moderately complex manufacturing environment.
300-hour Welding Program: Prepares students for employment as welders and flame cutters, welder assemblers, welder helpers, combination welders, arc cutters, arc welders, combination welders, production line welders. Students will conclude the program with the skills to take the American Welding Society skills competency certification. An AWS inspector will test and certify students at the conclusion of the program. Students who successfully pass the certification will receive the 3G SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) (Stick Welding) certification from the American Welding Society, a nationally recognized industry certification.
These programs are funded through Philadelphia Works. To apply for the programs, please visit your local Career Link center and speak to a workforce advisor.
You can find more information on each program here: