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Forklift Training Available in October

[Friday, October 6, 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 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. Another class is offered on Friday, Nov. 10.

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 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. 

For facilities that require a forklift trainer on staff, MCC also offers a Train the Trainer: Forklift class from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 and 26 and from 8 a.m. to noon on Oct. 27.  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.

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. 

Cost for each forklift operator course is $195 and includes lunch. Use course code: NTE S54 004 to register for the Oct. 20 class and NTE S54 005 for the Nov. 10 class. Cost for the Train the Trainer class is $1,100, which includes training materials to use at workplace and lunch. Use course code: NTE S55 002 to register.

To register, contact the MCC Registration Office at (815) 455-8588 or register online at and select “Register for Workforce and Community Development” classes. For more information, contact the MCC Shah Center at (815) 455-8593 or 

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