Attend an accelerated manufacturing information session Nov. 12

St. Johns River State College will host an information session for those interested in a career in manufacturing on Thursday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m. The Manufacturing Prep Accelerated Program (MPAP) prepares students for the Certified Production Technician 4.0 (CPT) designation. The information session is free and open to the public and can be attended in person at the Workforce Training Center at 1001 Husson Avenue or by Zoom.

The MPAP is one of the 10 programs associated with the recently announced Rapid Credentialing grant/scholarship program. RC programs are designed to aid qualified residents who are unemployed, underemployed, furloughed or at risk of job loss from the impact of COVID-19. This short-term MPAP training program connects participants with local firms and quickly increases their employability for positions in manufacturing production and quality assurance.

The MPAP program includes a combination of hands-on exercises and instructor training. Topics covered are: safety, quality practices and measurement, manufacturing processes and production, and maintenance awareness. Students also earn OSHA 10, first aid/CPR/AED and the Florida Ready to Work credentials. Those who pass the CPT certification exams earn 15 credits (one semester) toward the Associate of Science degree in Engineering Technology degree.

Courses are set to begin in January and run until May 2021. Classes will take place two evenings per week, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., with some online work done at home or at the college computer lab.

To attend the information session in person or by Zoom, register by calling (386) 312-4232 or email . Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and be at least 18 years of age.

The Rapid Credentialing grant is made possible through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).



Susan Kessler
Director of Public Relations and Publications
(386) 312-4020