Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center
Visit the Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center to apply and train for manufacturing jobs. We offer resources for individuals seeking jobs and for companies looking for workers. Our services are free!
Right now, GE and other local manufacturers have jobs to fill starting at $15.51 an hour. These employers are preferring candidates with the Certified Production Technician (CPT) training available through the Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center and Kentucky Career Center locations in the KentuckianaWorks region. KentuckianaWorks serves residents of Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties plus other regions along Interstate 65 in Kentucky and Southern Indiana with the CPT free training.
Job Seekers – Career counselors can help connect you with available manufacturing jobs. If you don’t already have the necessary skills for a manufacturing job, we offer the following help to get you ready.
Employers – The Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center is a single location for employers to advertise manufacturing jobs that will connect to the regional workforce system. It can provide assessment and training services for manufacturing employees to increase their manufacturing skills. Employers also can take advantage of opportunities to promote the manufacturing sector through marketing, outreach and programming.
Job Seekers and Employers – Get started today by calling or visiting the center:
Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center
160 Rochester Drive, Building W
Airport Industrial Center
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Monday - Wednesday, 8:30 am – 5 pm
Thursday, 10 am – 6 pm
Friday, 8:30 am – 4 pm
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Who we are
The Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center is a partnership among Jefferson Community and Technical College, Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) Adult Education, JCPS Career and Technical Education, JCPS Iroquois High School Magnet Career Academy and KentuckianaWorks.
Short-term entry-level programs
Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC) offers several short-term, entry-level programs that will qualify job seekers and employed workers to take additional courses at JCTC or other area colleges to earn an advanced certificate or college degree.
National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)
We can help you earn this nationally recognized credential that is your passport to job-hunting success! By earning the NCRC, you’ll be showing employers what you can do and how well you can do it. A growing number of companies nationwide rely on the NCRC to find the right employees and to determine who to promote.
Certified Production Technician Certificate
The training includes four separate courses and tests that cover safety, quality practices and measurement, manufacturing processes and production, and maintenance awareness. Earning this certificate qualifies you for entry-level manufacturing positions. You also earn four hours of college credit through JCTC! The training prepares current employees for promotional opportunities and for more advanced study in the manufacturing area.
The Certified Production Technician course is being offered at several locations in the KentuckianaWorks region beginning Nov. 2 to qualify residents with the CPT, which is preferred by GE and other local manufacturers who have jobs to fill this fall. Call (502) 276-9711 to learn when the next class begins. Orientations to qualify people for the one-month class are held every Tuesday and Friday at 2 pm at the Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center and also at Kentucky Career Centers in Jefferson, Bullitt and Shelby counties. Click here to see the schedule for all Orientation Sessions at Kentucky Career Center locations. Call (502) 276-9711 now to register for an orientation class and start the process to qualify for this training.
Work-focused English as a Second Language instruction
This training is for job seekers with limited English language skills. The instruction includes manufacturing terms and vocabulary and will help prepare participants for earning the work skills certificates mentioned above. The service is provided by the Jefferson County Public Schools Adult Education program. Contact JCPS Adult Education at (502) 485-3400.
Secondary Training and Testing
The Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center partners with the Iroquois High School Magnet Career Academy by:
- Administering the NCRC for the senior class at Iroquois High School.
- Providing an online program, Keytrain, at the high school for those students who need preparation and/or remediation to earn the NCRC.
- Facilitating class visits and manufacturing tours for students and providing information on education and career pathways in manufacturing.
- Offering summer classes in the Certified Production Technician training to recent graduates of Iroquois High School; connecting students who earn the CPT to manufacturing internships and paid entry-level positions.