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WWRC’s Materials Handling Training Program currently offers three (3) Career Pathways:

A student may complete one (1) Career Pathway or two (2) Career Pathways if demonstrating proper competency per the Vocational Skills Records (VSR’s) on each Career Pathway.

Each Training Program curriculum and expected knowledge, skills, and abilities are developed in partnership with a designated Occupational Advisory Committee.

For more information, please see Vocational Training Policies and Procedures.

Materials Handling Training Program

Training Program Description: WWRC's Materials Handling Training Program is an approved program by the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

Students enrolled in the Materials Handling Training Program may earn the OSHA 10 workforce certificate and are given the opportunity to attain the Virginia Career Readiness Certificate.

Supplemental Forklift Operator Training (54 clock hours/9 training days) may be pursued in conjunction with the Materials Handling Training Program, based on employment goals and objectives. Due to safety concerns regarding forklift operation, students wishing to pursue this supplemental training must also have a current and valid driver's license or be working towards such with a current and valid learner's permit.


Stock-Warehouse-Sales Associate

Vocational Skills Record Click Here
O*Net Code 53-7065.00
Program Length 375 clock hours (60 training days/3 months)
Prerequisites:
  • Meet WWRC admission criteria
  • Be able to read simple information including detailed reports and forms such as invoices, purchase orders, inventory sheets, receiving logs and sales tickets
  • Be able to follow simple written or oral instructions of one to four steps
  • Be able to count up to 100 and perform simple addition, subtraction, and multiplication of whole numbers and decimals up to three digit numbers with the use of a calculator
  • Be able to lift between 25 to 50 pounds on an occasional basis
Completion Requirements: A student must demonstrate mastery of a minimum 80% of core competencies, as documented on the Vocational Skills Record to be eligible for graduation.
Employment Settings: Graduates acquire the skills and knowledge for employment in entry-level Materials Handling positions in locations that may include, but are not limited to: grocery departments, retail stores, pharmacies, warehouses, distribution centers, and, lumber yards. Job titles may include Materials Merchandiser, Sales Associate, Lumberyard Worker, Produce or Frozen Foods Clerk, Parts Clerk, and Warehouse Worker.

Logistics Technician

Vocational Skills Record Click Here
O*Net Code 53-7065.00
Program Length 187.50 clock hours (30 training days/1.5 months)
Prerequisites:
  • Meet WWRC admission criteria
  • Be able to lift 50 pounds from the floor to bench level
  • Have good range of motion in both hands and arms in all directions, especially extended overhead
  • Be able to add and subtract whole numbers and use linear measurements
  • Be able to climb a ladder, stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl, reach, handle, finger and/or feel
  • Be able to follow written directions, material lists, and procedures
Completion Requirements: A student must demonstrate mastery of a minimum 80% of core competencies, as documented on the Vocational Skills Record to be eligible for graduation.
Employment Settings: Graduates of the Materials Handling Training Program acquire entry-level skills and knowledge for employment as production workers or production helpers. They may work in manufacturing settings. Job titles may include Assembler, Assembly Line Worker, and Production Helper.

Pre-Pharmacy Aide

Vocational Skills Record Click Here
O*Net Code 31-9095.00
Program Length 187.50 clock hours (30 training days/1.5 months)
Prerequisites:
  • Meet WWRC admission criteria
  • Be able to lift 50 pounds from the floor to bench level
  • Have good range of motion in both hands and arms in all directions, especially extended overhead
  • Greet customers and help them locate merchandise.
  • Accept prescriptions for filling, gathering and processing necessary information.
  • Operate cash register to process cash or credit sales.
  • Answer telephone inquiries, referring callers to pharmacist when necessary.
  • Receive, store, and inventory pharmaceutical supplies or medications, check for outdated medications, and notify pharmacist when inventory levels are low.
Completion Requirements: A student must demonstrate mastery of a minimum 80% of core competencies, as documented on the Vocational Skills Record to be eligible for graduation.
Employment Settings: Graduates of the Materials Handling Training Program acquire entry-level skills and knowledge for employment as Pre-Pharmacy Aides. Job titles may include Pre-Pharmacy Technicians, Pre-Pharmacy Aides, or Medical Records and Health Information Technicians.

Contact Information

Email: Vocational Training (VocationalTrainingInfo@wwrc.virginia.gov)

Phone: 800-345-9972, Ext. 7383 or 540-332-7232 | TTY 800-811-7893


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