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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 level.

Is the program INTraining approved?  Yes

Is the program WorkIndiana 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 Skills for Success program tuition price?  $2,190.00

Does 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 MSSC Assessment or the OSHA 10 Assessment, associated certifications will not be awarded.

Does Purdue University offer alternate schedules besides the 10 consecutive business day model? Not at this juncture.

How is the program schedule structured? 10 consecutive 8-hour business days…(no weekends).  (Typically 8:30 AM – 4:30PM Eastern)

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. MSSC Quality Practices and Measurement Credential
  2. OSHA 10 Certification
  3. Purdue University Certificate of Learning


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Ranae Stewart
Ranae Stewart
Senior Associate Director - Center Operations

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