Courses & Programs

Introduction to Manufacturing Training (Ware)

Want to build a career in manufacturing? This course provides an overview of the industry, and develops skills for entry-level employment. Training modules include:

  • Career expectations & professionalism
  • General manufacturing processes & principles
  • Blueprints, general dimensioning, tolerances, instrumentation, and measuring
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Manufacturing workplace math skills
  • OSHA-10 general industry

Successful completion of classes and perfect attendance guarantees an interview with a regional manufacturing employer.

Training is provided by Holyoke Community College and the Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board.

  • Available for full time employment after training (various shifts)
  • Prepared to work on reading and math skills as needed
  • Show evidence of employability in manufacturing in the United States
  • At least 18 years of age
  • E-mail Responsive
  • Lift 15 pounds with one hand; lift and carry up to 30 pounds with two hands
  • Stand/walk throughout the day
  • Use upper extremities continually and repetitively
  • Lift, stand, bend, reach, squat, and kneel at a fast pace
  • Transportation: vehicle and a valid driver's license
  • Computer technology proficiency
  • High school diploma or equivalency preferred (needs to at least be in progress)
  • Employers may require a drug screening test, CORI, and background checks
  • Priority for veterans and eligible spouses; women; people of color; unemployed or underemployed ($13/hr or $27,040/year)

HCC Introduction to Manufacturing Certificate, OSHA-10, National Career Readiness Certificate


Classes will be offered at the Education to Employment (E2E) Center, 79 Main St., Ware.

Summer: May 29 – June 22, Monday – Friday, 3:30 – 9 p.m.

more information

For more information, please contact:

Milissa Daniels, Career Development Counselor, 413.552.2042

Franklin Hampshire Career Center: 1.800.457.2603

This program is funded by an $85,000 Advanced Manufacturing grant to the Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board by the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, on behalf of the Governor’s Workforce Skills Cabinet.

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