First graduates of Fleming College’s Manufacturing Operations Certificate

Cobourg ON – (Sept. 4, 2014) – Fleming College recently celebrated the first graduates of its Manufacturing Operations Certificate (MOC) program.

The 11 students completed the program through the Cobourg Campus. They represent a number of Northumberland County companies including: Structural Panels, Akzo Nobel, Lorenz Conveying, CamTran and Dart Cups.

The MOC was designed in consultation with leading industry partners in response to the changing dynamic of the manufacturing industry in the global marketplace.

“Supporting the manufacturing sector through innovative training programs is essential for a highly skilled workforce. This program provided participants with leading-edge training in LEAN thinking and continuous improvement processes. These skills add a great deal of value to the workplace,” says Deborah Clifford, Cobourg Campus Manager.

Providing relevant, up-to-date and practical training for manufacturing employees, the program promotes a culture of lean processes and continuous improvement, more effective work teams, and enhanced individual responsibility for manufacturing processes.

The program is delivered in intensive periods – either onsite at a specific company or on campus – in a series of interconnecting modules. The curriculum includes performance improvement; waste reduction, downtime analysis; complying with statutory regulations; and contributing to effective teamwork.

The MOC was supported by the Eastern Ontario Development Program through the Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation. For more information on the program, visit: www.flemingcollege.ca.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Community Development and Health, Continuing Education, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Science, Justice and Business, and Skilled Trades and Technology. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and more than 68,000 alumni.

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For more information:
Laura Copeland, Communications Officer, laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca or 705.749.5530 x 1370