SpaceCoast EDC

Become certified for manufacturing positions during 10- week program.

Brevard County, FL (December 14, 2016) – Today’s modern manufacturing requires training in technical skills. Through collaboration with community partners, the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast is able to offer full and partial scholarships to Brevard County residents for a 10-week online nationally recognized Certified Production Technician (CPT) program beginning January 30, 2017.

Earning the CPT credential is the first step for candidates interested in entering the field of manufacturing. During this 10-weeek program administered via Eastern Florida State College, students will learn the essentials of Safety, Quality Practices and Measurement, Manufacturing Processes and Production, and Maintenance Awareness.

The demand for qualified entry-level workers in manufacturing has never been higher in Brevard County. As new manufacturers enter our market and existing companies grow, employers are seeking talent with a demonstrated skill set to meet the needs of modern manufacturing. The Certified Production Technician credential develops these skills, proving to employers that the candidate is ready for the position.

To learn more about the Certified Production Technician program and the scholarships available, please visit www.spacecoastedc.org/CPT.

About the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast

The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) is dedicated to attracting new business and investment and expanding existing industry throughout the Space Coast, influencing change on government laws and regulations affecting economic development, promoting the Space Coast to encourage new investment, supporting efforts of Space Coast military installations, and relaying new programs and procedures to assist manufacturing and high tech companies. The EDC is a private, not-for-profit coalition whose stakeholders are business leaders committed to the economic growth and stability of Florida’s Space Coast. Visit www.SpaceCoastEDC.org.