MCCC’s Workforce Development Division is now a host training organization for the Mid-Atlantic OSHA Training Institute Education Center

The course will provide OSHA 30-hour training for the construction industry, teach health and safety awareness and help workers reduce the risk of hazards.(Submitted Photo)

Looking to serve the needs of businesses and industry in the Montgomery County region, Montgomery County Community College’s Workforce Development Division recently became an approved  Host Training Organization for the Mid-Atlantic OTI (OSHA Training Institute) Education Center.

OSHA Training Institute Education Centers are a national network of organizations authorized by OSHA to deliver occupational safety and health training to public and private sector workers, supervisors and employers.

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As an OSHA Training Institute, MCCC will offer a variety of courses and certifications businesses and industry need for licenses, compliance and regulatory practices. Additionally, MCCC will provide “trainer education,” educating employees on how to train and certify other employees.

To start, MCCC’s Workforce Development Division will be offering an OSHA 10-Hour Certification for General Industry Program May 22-23 at its West Campus, 95 S. Hanover Street, Pottstown. One of the most frequently needed programs, OSHA 10 is the primary method used to train workers on hazard recognition and OSHA safety standards. The training covers specific OSHA regulations and requirements as they apply to general industry. OSHA 10 classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for only $200 per registrant.

“We recognize that manufacturing is still one of the county’s largest employment sectors, and we are seeing growth in our manufacturing economy. Becoming an OSHA Training Institute is another way we can continue to help Montgomery County manufacturers train their workforce,” said Jim Fox, Executive Director of Workforce Development.

Future classes will include OSHA 7115 (Lockout/Tagout), OSHA 511 (Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry), OSHA 711 (Introduction to Machinery and Machine Safeguarding), and more.

“This is just the beginning.  We plan to continue offer training that is valuable to Montgomery County businesses.  Employers can send their employees to us, and in many instances, we can come to them and train at their place of employment,” Fox said.

To register, contact Gary Hines, Director of Workforce Development, at 610-718-1974 or

About Montgomery County Community College:  For more than 50 years, Montgomery County Community College has grown with the community to meet the evolving educational needs of Montgomery County. The College’s comprehensive curriculum includes more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as customized workforce training and certifications. Students enjoy the flexibility of learning at the College’s thriving campuses in Blue Bell and Pottstown, at the Culinary Arts Institute in Lansdale, and online through a robust Virtual Campus.

As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, the institution is positioned at the vanguard of national efforts to increase completion, improve learning outcomes, and remove barriers to access for students. The College also is recognized regionally and nationally for its sustainability leadership, work with military veterans, community service and service learning opportunities, and use of classroom technology. For more information, visit

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