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Forklift Training Available

[Monday, February 24, 2014]

McHenry County College Workforce Community and Business Programs partners with forklift manufacturer, UniCarriers Americas Corp. to offer hands-on forklift training. The Forklift Operator and "Train the Trainer" programs provide a quality and affordable solution for companies and business to comply with the 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 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.  Forklift Operator training takes place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 14. Cost is $195 and includes lunch. Register for the March 14 class by using course ID:  NTE S54 006. If you cannot attend in March, another session is offered on Friday, April 25 (course ID: NTE S54 007).

The participant's employer must evaluate their driving ability on the employers forklift. The employer must then certify that the employee may drive forklifts for that company.

Does your facility require a forklift trainer on staff?  MCC is also offering "Train the Trainer: Forklift" class, which  is scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 21, 22 and 23 (course ID: NTE S55 003).  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.

The fee for Train the Trainer is $1,100, which includes materials to provide training at their workplace and lunch. 

Both 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 or for more information, contact the McHenry County College Workforce, Community and Business Programs at the Shah Center at (815-455-8593 or 


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