Training to expand horizon for drought-impacted

College of the Sequoias is offering a free class to people whose jobs have been affected by the drought. The course will give participants the chance to earn a Certified Production Technician (CPT) certificate. Jorge Zegarra, left, instructor and director of the COS Training… Read More »

Central Valley Colleges Develop Skilled Workers

Businesses can upgrade employees’ skills and recruit students prepared for employment by working Community Colleges in the Central Valley and Mother Lode regions. Employees and prospective workers can take courses as well as earn certificates and degrees sought after by regional employers. In addition,… Read More »

Manufacturing production near pre-recession level

According to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System report on June 16, 2014, United States manufacturing production has nearly climbed back to 2007 pre-recession levels. The Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization: Summary shows that in May 2014, manufacturing output was at… Read More »

Manufacturers benefit from MSSC training

Manufacturing Skills Standards are being used by American companies to upgrade and standardize employee’s production skills. These movies describe the online training program and assessment for production technicians in manufacturing: MSSC Manufacturing Skills Standards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92bXhwLXppY Milwaukee Gear – MSSC Training at MATC Part 1:… Read More »

Manufacturers Embrace Production Technician Certification

US Farm Systems Service Manager, Mike Mahler, already sees results from an online “Certified Production Technician (CPT)” employee training and assessment program offered by the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) with support from College of the Sequoias (COS). “US Farm Systems is dedicated to… Read More »

Employers & Colleges Prepare Welders

Businesses and educators are working together in California’s Central Valley to better prepare students with entry-level welding skills. With an expected shortage of experienced workers, these efforts are needed to fill the pipeline with new employees who come to work with the skills required… Read More »

Manufacturers Pilot Skills Certification

Five manufacturers are participating in a pilot to prepare employees to be certifed through the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC – www.msscusa.org). Topics include: Safety Quality Practices & Measurement Manufacturing Production & Processes Maintenance Awareness The members of the Tulare Advanced Manufacturing Committee: International… Read More »

Welders Gain Skills for Certification

Since 1979, US Farm Systems based in Tulare,  has manufactured state-of-the-art dairy waste handling equipment used locally and throughout the world. According to Jean Houle, Business Manager, the company was interested in continuing  to improve the quality of the waste systems it produces. “When… Read More »

OSHA Compliance Certification

To assist businesses in satisfying OSHA requirements, College of the Sequoias CACT is offering OSHA 10 and NFPA 75e (Arc Flash) training. Call Ray Rawn at 559-737-4884 or email raymondr@cos.edu to learn more.