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Motlow State Community College
P.O. Box 8500
Lynchburg, TN 37352-8500
(931) 393-1500

Workforce Readiness Classes Offered at Motlow College Smyrna Center

June 8, 2012

To address current needs of local businesses and industries, Motlow College Smyrna Center is offering four workforce training modules at no cost to the participants. Upon completion of the four class modules, students will earn a Workforce Development Readiness Certificate. The certificate will be a valuable tool to present to potential employers when entering the job market.

Motlow will offer classes beginning July 26, to be held on four consecutive Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Smyrna Center. Citizens wishing to take advantage of the classes are encouraged to register quickly as class sizes are limited.

In the first class, Module One, held on July 26, the subject will be Ethics and Responsibilities. Topics will include the definition of ethics and real world situations, employee responsibilities, dealing with change in the workplace, time management and teamwork.

The second week of class, held on August 2, will deal with Effective Communications. Areas addressed in Module Two are written and oral communication skills, effective listening, and communications etiquette. The basics of how to read and write work instructions will also be covered.

During the third week, August 9, Basic Industrial Math Skills will be taught. Topics are calculations, simple word problems and resolutions, and the application of math to manufacturing.

Module Four, on August 16, covers Basic Industrial Skills. Students will learn about safety in the workforce including the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and OSHA regulations. Subjects to be covered are the basic application of mechanical tools and the use of precision measuring tools. To register for the classes contact Ingrid Williams by email at or by calling 931.668.7010 ext. 2109 or 800.654.4877 ext. 2109. This workforce solution is made available with assistance from a grant recently awarded to the College by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.