Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center
Fishersville, VA 22939

Vocational Training Services

Manufacturing And Production Area

WWRC’s Manufacturing and Production Training Area currently offers three (3) accredited training programs across industry sectors. Each Training Program curriculum and expected knowledge, skills, and abilities are developed in partnership with a designated Occupational Advisory Committee.

In addition, the Manufacturing and Production Training Area provides supplemental Forklift Operator Training that may be offered as a stand-alone program OR as an add-on curricular option. The Forklift Operator Training is not accredited by the Council on Occupational Education.

More Information

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

Contact Information

Email Vocational Training (VocationalTrainingInfo@wwrc.virginia.gov)
Phone 800-345-9972, Ext. 7383 or 540-332-7383
TTY 800-811-7893

MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM

Training Program Description: WWRC's Manufacturing Technology Training (MTT) Program, a recently approved program by the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE), began accepting its first enrollments in SFY 2017. The training program is offered through the Manufacturing/Production Training Area within the Career and Workforce Development Division (CWDD).

Students enrolled in the Manufacturing Technology Training (MTT) Program earn skills and competencies required to earn an Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) 10 workforce credential and to sit for the Manufacturing Specialist (MS) and Manufacturing Technician, Level I (MT1) exams leading to industry-recognized workforce credentials through the Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI). Students also have the opportunity to attain the Virginia Career Readiness Certificate (Silver Level CRC is the required industry base).

Supplemental Forklift Operator Training (54 clock hours/9 training days) may be pursued in conjunction with Manufacturing Technology Training (MTT) 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.

Vocational Skills Record Download
O*Net Code 17-3029.09
Program Length 625 clock hours (100 training days/5 months)
Prerequisites:
  • Meet WWRC admission criteria
  • Government Issued ID (required for credential test taking)
  • High School Diploma or GED (required by industry for employment)
  • Be able to comprehend written and verbal instructions
  • Be able to perform basic mathematical problems
  • Be able to work with a computer and peripheral equipment
  • Be able to work in a team environment within the MTT classroom/lab setting
  • Be recommended for program participation based on a customized Vocational Evaluation performed or approved through WWRC to include:
    • Use of assembly drawings to locate, identify and assemble a portion of a heat exchanger as exemplified by the training and evaluation laboratory model.
    • Assessment in reading comprehension based on manufacturing related problems.
    • Assessment in mathematics comprehension based on manufacturing related problems.
    • Use of measurement tools to determine size, weight and dimensions to the nearest legible mark (includes concepts of dimensional tolerances)
    • Assessment in basic electricity based on evaluation of answers with use of the test booklet, a multi-meter, and the Arduino Essential learning kit
    • Mechanical reasoning evaluation based on gearbox rebuild
    • VALPAR #3 simulated assembly test
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: MTT Program graduates are prepared for employment in any modern manufacturing setting that may include positions in basic maintenance and Job Titles such as Warehouse Worker, Machine Operator, Instrument Technician, QA Technician, Repair Technician, or Inspector and Packer.

 

PRODUCTION AND ASSEMBLY WORKER TRAINING PROGRAM

Training Program Description: WWRC's Production and Assembly Worker Training Program is a newly approved training program by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE), with new enrollments effective July 1, 2017. The Production and Assembly Worker Training Program is offered through the Manufacturing and Production Training Area within the Career and Workforce Development Division (CWDD).

Students enrolled in the Production and Assembly Worker Training Program are given the opportunity to obtain the OSHA 10 workforce credential and the Virginia Career Readiness Certificate.

Vocational Skills Record Download
O*Net Code 51-9198.00
Program Length 875 clock hours (140 training days/7 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 Production and Assembly Worker 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.

 

STOCK CLERK TRAINING PROGRAM

Training Program Description: WWRC's Stock Clerk Training Program is an approved program by the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE). The training program, also referred to as Materials Handling, is offered through the Manufacturing/Production Training Area within the Career and Workforce Development Division (CWDD). Training Program curriculum and expected knowledge, skills, and abilities are developed in partnership with a designated Occupational Advisory Committee.

Students enrolled in the Stock Clerk Training Program earn the OSHA 10 workforce credential 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 Manufacturing Technology Training (MTT) 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.

Vocational Skills Record Download
O*Net Code 43-5081.03
Program Length 675 clock hours (108 training days/5.4 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 Stock Clerk 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.

 

FORKLIFT OPERATOR TRAINING PROGRAM

Training Program Description: WWRC's Forklift Operator Training may be offered as a stand-alone program OR as an add-on curricular option for any of the training programs offered within the Manufacturing and Production Training Area. The Forklift Operator Training is not accredited by the Council on Occupational Education and does not qualify students to receive Title IV financial aid.

Vocational Skills Record Download
O*Net Code 53-7051.00
Program Length 54 clock hours/9 training days
Prerequisites:
  • Meet WWRC admission criteria
  • Possess a current and valid driver’s license or be working towards such with a current and valid learner’s permit
  • Recommendation from WWRC’s Vocational Evaluation Department based on assessment findings
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 as an entry-level Forklift Operator in a warehouse, distribution center, lumber yard, or other similar setting.