South Carolina Manufacturing Certification

  • South Carolina Manufacturing Certification Available

    100% FREE with scholarship funding from the South Carolina General Assembly.

    Students are only required to pay a $20 fee for drug screening and a background check.

    Click each heading below to learn more.      Register online for an Information Session.


    1. Are you up for the job?

      Are you looking for ways to increase your employability? Are you looking for career change? Maybe you're fresh out of school or the military and new to the workforce?
      South Carolina Manufacturing Certification will give you the skills you need to be successful in the growing industry!
    2. Benefits of South Carolina Manufacturing Certification

      By the end of the program, you will increase your employability for high-demand, well-paying jobs by:

      • Earning an industry-recognized national certification - Certified Production Technician
      • Mastering the soft and technical skills essential for in-demand jobs in advanced manufacturing
      • Understanding what it takes to work effectively in a manufacturing environment
      • Fully comprehending the importance of continuous improvement in the manufacturing process
      • Grasping the essential skills needed to gather, interpret, and use data consistently and accurately to make decisions and take action
      • Improving your fundamental communication skills (writing, reading, speaking, listening) to meet the needs of the workplace
      • Increasing your safety awareness and honing your ability to recognize and address safety hazards in the workplace
      • Sharpening your basic math abilities
      • Learning to measure properly using a wide variety of measuring instruments
      • Enhancing your use of hand and power tools
      • Learning to read a blueprint effectively without error and within tolerances.
    3. Program Consists of:

      • classroom training
      • hands-on skill training
      • production simulation
      • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
      • OSHA - general industry
    4. Where can I go from here?

      The starting salary for Certified Production Technician ranges from $25K to $35K.
      There are definite career growth opportunities in this field. Production Technicians can take additional courses and advance to front-line supervisors, CNC operators, mechatronics technicians or advanced welders. In addition, Production Technicians can enhance their business education and seek positions in management or as industrial engineering technicians. 
    5. Get Started Today!

      In order to be eligible for the scholarship funding associated with this program, you must:

      • attend an information session.
      • have a silver level WorkKeys certification.
      • be unemployed or underemployed. However, an individual who is currently employed but would like to "re-career" in the manufacturing sector is eligible.
      • successfully pass a drug screen background check to be eligible for scholarship funding.
      • be a South Carolina resident and at least 18 years of age.
      • must have a high school diploma or GED.

      Register online for the next scheduled information Or Call Lynn Camp (864) 592-4105 or email for more information about the next scheduled information session.