Date ArticleType
11/6/2017 Chamber News
National Certification Offered to Manufacturers in Region

Manufacturers from Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany Counties are invited to join a training consortium to have their employees achieve a national accreditation as a Certified Production Technician (CPT) through Jamestown Community College. Enrollments are being accepted for the CPT program, offered by JCC’s Center for Continuing Education in partnership with the University at Buffalo Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE).

Businesses can register one or more employees in the program, which will be held from January through June, 2018.  CPT supplies the core knowledge and skills required for front line manufacturing jobs. Based on industry defined and federally endorsed national standards, the content prepares candidates for entry level to supervisory production roles with a portable credential. Candidates receive 109 hours of training through a combination of web-based and classroom learning, and will earn CPT certification after passing all production module exams.

The Workforce Development Institute will assist organizations in applying for a subsidy to cover half of the training costs, pending successful completion of the program.  Mike LaBerta, WDI Regional Director, will hold a funding application workshop from 8:30-9:30am November 16 at the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Center at JCC, Jamestown.  For more information or to attend the workshop, contact Grant Umberger at or (716) 338-1005.

Membership provides valuable networking experiences and improved visibility! Learn more about the benefits of membership or join today.


Find the products and services you need in our searchable directory.  
Search by keyword or category.


Looking to network or learn more about public policy that affects your business? We have a variety of events to suit your needs.


Need more information about the Chamber, our benefits, or events? Contact us now.