WATERBURY — Naugatuck Valley Community College, in collaboration with the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board, is offering a new Basic Manufacturing Certificate course, a strong credential for local manufacturing jobs.

Students may qualify for tuition-free enrollment, which runs 170 hours from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, September 8 though December 20.

The curriculum includes Manufacturing Math, Blueprint Reading, Metrology, OSHA 10, Bench Work and Machine Technology.

This course may be taken by students who are interested in starting a career in manufacturing as well as workers who are looking to build their skills to a higher level.

Students who successfully complete will receive a certificate issued by Naugatuck Valley Community College and the option to apply these hours to a Certified State Apprenticeship.

The course is offered at NVCC’s Waterbury campus and in person and all on ground. Tuition assistance from the state Department of Labor may be available for students who qualify. Some restrictions apply.

Those seeking additional information may contact Sharon Lutkus at slutkus@nv.edu or call 203-596-2197.

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