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Forklift Courses Available at UniCarriers in Marengo

[Tuesday, March 6, 2018]

The McHenry County College (MCC) Workforce Community and Business Programs partners with forklift manufacturer, UniCarriers Americas Corp. in Marengo, to offer hands-on Forklift Operator Training from 8 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 16. 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. Another class is offered on June 16.

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.

Does your facility require a forklift trainer on staff? Train the Trainer: Forklift is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 16 and 17 and from 8 a.m. to noon on May 18. 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.

Classes take place 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 006 for the March 16 class and course code: NTE S54 007 for the June 16 class. Cost for Train the Trainer class is $1,100, which includes lunch and training materials to use at a participant’s workplace. Use course code: NTE S55 003 to register for Train the Trainer.

To register, call (815) 455-8588 or register online at 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 register online go to:  To view the current schedule of courses, go to:


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