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CBI to offer Certified Production Technician training program
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Posted: 2013 Feb 01 - 06:02

In response to industry needs for certified technicians, Daytona State College's Center for Business and Industry presents the 64 contact-hour Certified Production Technician training course.

Focusing on core skills and knowledge needed by production workers, the course prepares participants to take the four Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Certified Production Technician certification examinations.

Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursday Feb. 12 through April 11, from 1 to 5 p.m. or from 6 to 10 p.m., at the Advanced Technology College, 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach.

The fee for the course is $395, plus $140 for workbooks.

To register or for more information, call (386) 506-4224, or e-mail parkerj@DaytonaState.edu.

One-day EPA technician certification course at Daytona State, Feb. 22

Daytona State College's Center for Business and Industry will offer a one-day EPA Technician Certification review and test on Feb. 22 at the Advanced Technology College.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has established a mandatory technician certification program. This certification is for persons who perform maintenance, service, repair or disposal of an appliance containing refrigerant chemicals. To be certified, candidates must successfully pass an EPA-approved test.

The fee for this course is $125, which includes study manual and exam. It is recommended that the workbook be studied prior to the course. Workbook may be obtained at Bergengren Hall (Building 110), Room 236, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.

The EPA Technician Certification review and test will be at the Advanced Technology College, 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach.

To register or for more information, call (386) 506-4224, or e-mail parkerj@DaytonaState.edu.

President's Speaker series

The President's Speaker Series at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will continue at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, with Brian Turner, soldier-turned-poet, director of the low-residency Master of Fine Arts program at Sierra Nevada College and author of "Here, Bullet."

He will discuss his experiences in Iraq, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and his new book of poems, Phantom Noise. A book signing will follow.

The 90-minute forum will be moderated by Marc Bernier, special assistant to Embry-Riddle President John Johnson.

All forums are presented by the President's Office and are free and open to the public.

The events are at the Gale Lemerand Auditorium in the Capt. Willie Miller Instructional Center, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach.

For more information, call (386) 226-7285 or e-mail marc.bernier@erau.edu.

"The Science Cheerleaders" to rock Daytona in support of STEM careers

The Science Cheerleaders, a group of current and former NFL and NBA cheerleaders will join rocket scientist Kantis Simmons and a host of other STEM professionals on Feb. 8 for the first-ever STEM Expo, hosted by Daytona State College.

More than 400 high school and college students are anticipated for the event, which is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the News-Journal Center, 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. The free event is open to the public.

The Science Cheerleaders, who also are working or pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), work to recast the image of scientists and engineers by challenging stereotypes and communicating their own personal stories.

A vendor/partner area will feature information and demonstrations by local, state and national companies representing such fields as health care, aerospace, robotics, manufacturing, engineering and higher education.

For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 506-3520 or e-mail CampbeM@DaytonaState.edu.

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