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Frequently Asked Questions

Skills for Success - Manufacturing

Are there any requirements for attending or being accepted into the program? The only requirement is candidates must be at least 18 years of age.

Is a high school diploma or equivalency required to attend? No.

Is prior manufacturing experience required to attend? No.

How academically complex is the program curriculum? The reading and math content was written at an 8th-grade grade level.

Is the program INTraining approved? Yes.

Is there a drug screening required? Purdue University does not require a drug screening to attend. Please note however that if candidates choose to pursue WIOA funding to cover the cost of the program tuition, WorkOne does require a drug screening.

What is the tuition price for the Skills for Success program? $2,190.00.

Does the program tuition price include all assessment/certification costs? Yes.

Does Purdue University provide lunch during the program? No, Purdue does not provide lunches or snacks during the program.

Can a candidate miss a day(s)? Purdue will allow a candidate to miss up to 3 days. Only the courses completed, (with total hours), will be listed on the Purdue University Certificate of learning. If candidates miss the OSHA 10 Assessment, the associated certification will not be awarded.

How is the program schedule structured? The typical schedule structure is ten consecutive business days in eight-hour time blocks. While the ten days do not have to be held consecutively, the days cannot be split into half-day increments.

When is the next class scheduled? Cohorts are scheduled at various locations throughout the state. Dates and locations can be found here.

What certificates do candidates earn in the program? 

  1. OSHA 10 Certification
  2. Purdue University Certificate of Learning


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Joseph McMurry
Joseph McMurry
Senior Advisor, Workforce Partnerships

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