Light Industrial

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Light Industrial work consists of creating and building products and pieces of larger products from pre-made parts using smaller-scale machines. An important part of the assembly process, light industrial work spans many industries.

Build a strong foundation in Light Industrial work at VTEC. Curriculum includes the use of special tools, equipment, and understanding of the industry. Students also learn safety skills needed to work in an industrial setting.

With VTEC’s Light Industrial program, students learn the technical and professional skills they need to find gainful employment in light industrial work. Through a partnership with Ivy Tech, VTEC offers a targeted, twelve-week course with hands-on training that culminates in a certificate from Ivy Tech. Students will leave VTEC feeling confident and ready to work. Classes are taught in Ivy Tech Valparaiso’s Flex Lab.

Here is a small sample of what you will learn in our twelve-week program:

• Fire and Electrical Safety

• Hazardous Material Safety

• Tool and Machine Safety

• Production Control

• Production Planning and Workflow

Having the technical know-how is only one aspect of success. In addition to learning light industrial skills, VTEC students also learn the professional and personal skills needed to pursue a job, including:

• How to Write a Professional Resume

• Interview Skills

• Time Management

• Personal Budgeting

• Creative Problem Solving

• Decision Making

• Conflict Resolution


Upon completion of the program, students will have earned the following:

· Certificate of Skills Mastery from OE

· Certificate of Basic Production Principles from Ivy Tech

· Adult First Aid/CPR/AED certification from American Red Cross

· Forklift Safety Certification

· OSHA Certificate

Opportunity Awaits

At VTEC, we provide education that creates opportunity – giving you the best chance for success.

After completing the course, we will guide you to Vocational Rehabilitation Services or connect you with other employment placement services.

We are with you every step of the way helping to secure employment for qualified individuals like you!

How to Get Started

Now that you know what the Light Industrial course at VTEC is all about, it is time to take the next step. Contact us today to begin your future career! Our staff guides you through the enrollment process, including eligibility for tuition assistance through Vocational Rehabilitation. Transportation is also available in certain areas. We’re with you every step of the way!

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