Fast Track Training for Manufacturing with Paid Internship offered by Stark State College in partnership with ConxusNEO

Stark State College

Sep 07, 2018

Right Skills Now: Fast-Track Training for Manufacturing  

Program Overview: 

The Right Skills Now Fast‐Track Training is a 500+ hour program that will prepare you for a career in the manufacturing industry, offering 10 weeks of evening training and an 8‐week paid internship. Right Skills Now is an acceleration of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) – Endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System.


  • Evening program: 10 weeks (25 hrs/week) of hands on, classroom training in a lab environment starting at 4pm, M‐F.
  • Opportunity to earn 2 certifications from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS).
  •  All classes held at Kenmore Garfield High School in Akron.


  • High school diploma or GED/HSE equivalent
  • Skills validation of achieving a WorkKeys Assessment Level 4 in:
  • Applied Math
  • Locating Information
  • Reading for Information
  • Ability to attend all program sessions
  • Ability to pass a drug screen
  • Background check prior to internship employment

Program Cost $3,400: 

Tuition includes:

  • Classroom training of 250 hours
  • Materials
  • 10 college credits at Stark State College
  • Machine Tools – 3 credit hours
  • CNC Programming – 4 credit hours
  • Blueprint Reading – 2 credit hours 
  • OSHA 10 Certification – 1 credit hour
  • Measurement, Materials & Processes – non credit
  • Tuition assistance and scholarships may be available to those that qualify 


  • 8 weeks at 40 hours per week
  • Hourly wage no less than $12.00 per hour
  • Full time employment not guaranteed at end of internship


  • Receive 570 hours of training, including paid internship experience
  • Receive NIMS certifications
  • Obtain manufacturing skills which prepare you for a job in the manufacturing industry earning a starting wage of $13‐$16 per hour

Contact Janet Miller for more information: 330‐494‐6170 x4249 or