AUSTELL — Chattahoochee Technical College’s Department of Community and Economic Development will begin its certified production technician training program this November, officials announced on Tuesday. The college is currently the only certified Manufacturing Skills Standards Council center in Georgia, according to a news release sent out by the college.
“Trained and certified production technician workers can help this community to be more competitive in attracting high-wage/high-skilled jobs,” said Glenn Rasco, Chattahoochee Technical College vice president of Community of Community and Economic Development. “This program will help address the growing skills gap by making it clear to workers what skills they need to work in manufacturing, and at the same time enable manufacturers to identify applicants who have the requisite skills.”
Scheduled to be completed in four weeks, the program consists of four individual certificate modules, including safety, quality practices and measurement, manufacturing processes and production and maintenance awareness. Applicants need to be 18 or older, have a high school diploma or GED and be a United States citizen or permanent resident alien. Other requirements include a Georgia Work Ready certificate, and passing scores in Math and English on the TABE exam.
The cost of the program is $2,499, which includes each of the four modules and certification exam costs. The first class is scheduled to begin Nov. 14 with a registration deadline of Nov. 4.
For more information about the program, call (770) 528-4551.
Publix and the Falcons team up to fight hunger
ATLANTA — The Atlanta Falcons have joined with Publix Super Markets to help feed needy families this holiday season with the FalCan Food Drive. The drive will be from Nov. 14 through 20. and proceeds will benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Donations can be made at any metro Atlanta Publix location. Participants in the food drive can get one free Falcons ticket with the purchase of a ticket. These tickets are available at Publix Ticketmaster locations only. Customers must have the donation receipt to receive the offer. The seats are located in the Publix sections at the Dec. 15 Jacksonville Jaguars game, a Thursday night. Other discounts will also be available in other sections for the Tennessee, Minnesota and Tampa Bay games.
Before the Atlanta Falcons vs. Tennessee Titans game on Nov. 20, the Atlanta Falcons, Publix and the Atlanta Community Food Bank will host “Who’s the Biggest Giver” contest on Falcons Landing from 10 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. Fans are encouraged to bring as many canned and/or non-perishable items. The top 3 “Biggest Givers” will receive prizes, such as Falcons tickets, lunch with Ring of Honor member Jessie Tuggle, sideline passes and autographed Falcons jerseys.
Results from the FalCan Food Drive School Challenge campaign will be announced during a November Falcons game.
* Associated Credit Union will be participating in Bank Transfer Day on Nov. 5. Bank Transfer Day is a national effort urging bank customers to switch their accounts over to a credit union.
The company’s Marietta branch, which will be participating, is at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Building 105, 501 Perrin Road in Marietta. For more information, call (770) 422-4469.