OFTC’s Third Industrial Workplace Fundamentals Cohort Honored
Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) recently graduated their third cohort of Industrial Workplace Fundamentals (IWF) students Thursday, December 17.
The IWF course is designed to prepare individuals to enter the workforce for a career in manufacturing.
Throughout the duration of the course students met Monday through Thursday and completed training to receive certifications in OSHA 10-Hour General Industry safety training, Medic First Aid, Forklift Safety, and Northstar Digital Literacy, a basic mastery of Microsoft Computer programs.
“In addition to these certifications, students participated in half-day courses in some of OFTC’s Trades and Industry programs,” shared Kim David, OFTC’s VP of Business & Industry Services and Economic Development. “They also completed training on soft skills, work ethics, resume and interview prep.”
The IWF students also participated in tours of OFTC’s campuses and learned of future educational opportunities
A ceremony was held to honor these students on the College’s Dublin Campus where they each received appropriate tools to go to work in a light manufacturing or industrial environment including a polo shirt, safety eyewear, safety gloves, and head protection. In addition, students received a portfolio to show their certification cards, completion certificate and resume to future employers.
Participating students in OFTC’s third Industrial Workplace Fundamentals cohort were: Abigael Aaron, Dublin; Jonathan Daniels, Rentz; Amirica Henderson, Dublin; Zacheriah Pullins, Cadwell; Briana White, Dublin.
The mission of Oconee Fall Line Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is to contribute to the economic and workforce development of east central Georgia through quality technical and continuing education, adult education, and business and industry services. The College offers associate degrees, diplomas, technical certificates of credit, and non-credit certificates in a student-centered learning environment through traditional and distance education modes of delivery.
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