Get Skills in Manufacturing

Below are links to resources throughout the Hudson Valley that provide classes and training in the skills needed to become a modern manufacturer. There are programs available  for becoming a CPT (Certified Production Technician) and for students in high school the P-Tech (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) program. Several of the community colleges also offer adult education classes in the manufacturing and industry fields as well.


CPT (Certified Production Technician)

The Certified Production Technician Program aimed at training eligible individuals for front-line manufacturing jobs such as assembler, machine operator, setup mechanic and more. Those who take the course and pass tests in the four primary subjects of safety, quality, manufacturing and maintenance awareness will earn the certificate, which is awarded by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council, a non-profit nationwide training, assessment and certification organization.

For more information, contact Glenn Tanzman at (845) 431-8900 (Dutchess), Barbara Reer (845) 339-2025 (Ulster) or Harold King at



P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School)

Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) is a new type of school that brings together the best elements of high school, college and the professional world.

 P-TECH enables students to begin their college and professional lives more quickly and with more support than the typical school-to-work pathway. Graduates of P-TECH have the opportunity to earn an associate degree and leave the school with the skills and knowledge they need in order to continue their studies or step seamlessly into competitive jobs in the Information Technology (IT) industry.


BOCES and Community College Resources

 Many Hudson Valley community colleges and BOCES offer programs and courses for individuals interested in pursuing a manufacturing career as well as for those looking to enhance their skill sets. Below are links to these resources:

Dutchess County

Dutchess BOCES:

SUNY Dutchess 


Orange County

SUNY Orange 


Rockland County

Rockland BOCES:

SUNY Rockland


Sullivan County

SUNY Sullivan


Ulster County

Ulster BOCES:

SUNY Ulster 


Westchester County

SUNY Westchester