The short-term job training programs range in classroom length from a few days of workshops to update skills, to several months, with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in lab and skilled training settings. During the open house, attendees can get information about these short-term career training programs, see live demonstrations of training and equipment in action, and learn about the multiple financial assistance options which can make training free for those who qualify.

“Manufacturing drives the economy in Greenville County, ranking first in Gross Regional Product and first in total earnings for all industries,” said Leslie Trant, dean of Corporate and Career Development. “However, employers in upstate South Carolina often struggle to fill jobs in advanced manufacturing because workers don’t have the right skills to help their companies grow. Our goal is to provide a trained workforce for our manufacturing employers by helping individuals learn about the employment opportunities in manufacturing and how to quickly get started in career paths.”

Quick Jobs Manufacturing Programs include:

• Manufacturing Production Technician
• Plastics Technician
• Maintenance Technician
• Mechatronics Technician
• Robotics
• CNC Machine Operator
• Welding
• Forklift Training
• OSHA General Industry Training
• Small Engine Repair
• Supervisory Training
• Management & Leadership Training
• Project Management Training
• Certification in Production & Inventory Management
• Computer Training
• WorkKeys Assessments

“The Quick Jobs with a Future program was developed 14 years ago to provide a pathway for individuals in occupational transition to obtain skill sets needed to be marketable in today’s ever changing world,” said Steve Hand, director of Quick Jobs. “Since 2001, more than 30,000 people have received short-term training and gained skills that helped them advance or, in most cases, enter the workforce.”

Attendees will also enjoy a BBQ dinner and entertainment from Rutherford County Line. Registration is required and attendees must RSVP by October 16 to reserve a meal ticket. Visit to register and for additional information. Greenville Technical College gratefully acknowledges our event sponsors and partners – Haas Automation, Inc. and Renishaw Probe.