Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate

Develop entry-level skills to start a career in manufacturing. Students will earn a Registered Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate through the PA Department of Labor and Industry.

Grant Funded & Free to Eligible Students

This training is grant-funded by the Tri-County Workforce Investment Board and the PA Department of Labor & Industry.  

Training Includes

  1. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour general industry card.
  2. Two National Institute for Metalworking (NIMS) credentials in measurement; material and safety; and job planning, benchwork and layout.
  3. Three National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) credentials in precision machining technology; blueprint reading; and quality control statistical process control and inspection. 

Employment Opportunities: Machine Operator, Assembler and Press Operator, Apprenticeships in Machining, Computer Numerical Control or Quality Control.

Topics Include: Basic blueprint reading, manufacturing processes, introduction to computer numerical control (CNC), basic shop safety and equipment operation, quality processes and procedures, industrial forklift operation. 

Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship - BC3 Main Campus

Manufacturing is the second-largest industry in Butler County, employing 13.8% of the workforce according to the PA Department of Labor and Industry.

Skills Training
July 15 – September 5
Monday – Thursday
9:30am - 1:30pm
Science &Technology Building
BC3 Main Campus

OSHA Training
September 9 & 10
9:30am - 3:00pm

Employability Skills Training
September 11 – September 13
9:30am - 1:30pm

Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship – BC3 @ Lawrence Crossing

Manufacturing is the second-largest industry in Lawrence County, employing 12.5 % of the workforce, according to the PA Department of Labor and Industry.

August 8
9:00am - 11:00am
BC3 @ Lawrence Crossing

Skills Training - HYBRID
August 12 – October 3
Online with On-Campus Meetings
Thursdays 8:00am - 12:00pm

OSHA Training
October 7 & 8
8:00am - 12:00pm

Employability Skills Training
October 9 – October 11
8:00am - 12:00pm


  • Successful completion of a drug screening
  • Certified criminal background check
  • Vocational screening assessment
  • High School Diploma or Equivalency

 NOTE: This certificate is stackable into the Basic Manufacturing Workplace Certificate. 


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Or call 724-287-8711, ext. 8171 for more information.



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