Starting this fall, Centralia College is offering two new Workforce Education programs designed to get adults into high-demand careers quickly.
Students are encouraged to apply immediately. Fall classes start Sept. 21.
For information about either program below, contact Workforce Education at 360-736-9391, ext. 427.
This two-year associate degree program prepares students for entry-level positions in the installation, repair, and preventative maintenance of industrial machinery, as performed by industrial maintenance mechanics or millwrights.
“The Industrial Automation program includes training in electronics, robotics mechatronics, and welding to expose students to the skills necessary to repair, install, adjust, and maintain industrial machinery,” explained Durelle Sullivan, dean of Workforce Education. “The program was developed with local employers, who have jobs available right now.”
Students who complete the program will simultaneously earn forklift, flagger, First Aid and CPR, and industry-specific robotics certifications.
Survey and Mapping Technician
Centralia College is offering a new program for adults seeking careers in land surveying and mapping. The job is perfect for those who who enjoy math and computers, but hate the idea of working at a desk.
In this one-year job training program, students learn field survey techniques, calculation, and office skills using hands-on training on a variety of instruments.
Students who complete the program will earn both a Land Survey and Mapping Technician Certificate and an Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) Certificate.