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April 6, 2013

New program trains students for local industry



“The response from manufacturers has been great,” DeDomincas said. “Students have had the chance to tour two facilities so far.”


The Standard Council will award certificates to individuals who pass any one of its four production modules: Safety; Quality Practices and Measurement; Manufacturing Processes and Production; and Maintenance Awareness.

Those who pass all four modules will receive a full Certified Production Technician Certification.

The partnership will focus on students’ attainment of the Maintenance Awareness Certification, a nationally recognized credential that can help them gain employment immediately.

The program will also offer them the option to take more sections of the certification training in the future.


In addition to the technical skills, students will participate in the National Work Readiness Credential, which teaches students about the soft skills they need in any job. That curriculum includes sections on financial literacy and math, situational judgment, active listening and reading comprehension.

The program helps train students to remain professional in the workplace at all times.

“Traditionally, we have talked to high-school students about career opportunities that develop after the completion of two-year or four-year college-degree programs,” Beekmantown High School Assistant Principal Joha Battin said in the news release.

“The IMPACTT Program offers a new way to approach career preparation by encouraging students to pursue college training that leads to career opportunities in less than two months, with encouragement to return for additional training when it is needed for career advancement.”

For more information, contact DeDominicas at 562-4144 or via email at

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