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Get Your Crew On Board with Forklift Training

[Tuesday, July 11, 2017]

The McHenry County College (MCC) Workforce Community and Business Programs partners with forklift manufacturer, UniCarriers Americas Corp. in Marengo, to offer hands-on Forklift Training from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18 and again on Sept. 15.

The Forklift Operator and the Train the Trainer programs provide a quality and affordable solution for companies and business to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.178 requires employers to establish and implement a forklift training and certification program. Failure to provide adequate training and certification as required by OSHA regulations can result in fines up to $7,000 per employee.

Forklift Operator training provides participants with knowledge in Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) operation. They will gain the skills required to operate a lift truck in a correct and professional manner. Trucks covered are, ITA (Industrial Truck Association) Class 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. The proper training of a forklift operator is not only critical for safety and production, it is also mandated by OSHA regulations.

Cost for this course is $195 and includes lunch. Use course code: NTE S54 002 for the Aug. 18 class and course code: NTE S54 003 for the Sept. 15 class.

For facilities that need a forklift trainer on staff, MCC also offers a Train the Trainer: Forklift class on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, August 23-25. This comprehensive 2 ½ day "Train-the-Trainer" class will prepare your company’s trainer, safety department staff, human resource department, or supervisors to present the one-day Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) training class. Cost is $1,100, which includes materials to provide training at their workplace and lunch. Use course code: NTE S55 001 to register.

All courses are held at the UniCarriers Americas Corp. facility in Marengo. UniCarriers Americas presents participants with a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

To register, contact the MCC Registration Office at (815) 455-8588 and refer to the appropriate course codes noted above. To register online go to: and select Register for Workforce and Community Development Classes. For more information, contact the Shah Center at (815) 455-8593 or send an email inquiry to To view the current schedule of courses, visit


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