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Advanced Manufacturing & Safety Training

Lake Area Tech’s Corporate Ed division provides local and regional manufacturers training for both new and current employees. For new employees, we can coordinate short-term basic skill set training and for current employees, we can coordinate advanced manufacturing and safety training. Both avenues assist in increasing business production capabilities by upskilling your employees.   

We have worked with manufacturers in areas including electronics, welding, robotics, and torque certification. Some of our most popular offerings include: 

Forklift Certification

The Forklift Certification includes both classroom and hands-on training. The training follows OSHA regulations and is held on the Lake Area Tech campus and will utilize LATC equipment. Participants will be required to operate equipment in their work environment before receiving certification.

  • Call for dates
  • Time: Classes start at 8:00 a.m.
  • Location: Lake Area Tech Campus Room 512
  • Cost: $105 per seat (prepayment required)
  • Minimum class size: 6

Grain Bin Safety

The Lake Area Tech mobile Grain Bin Safety Trainer is a modified grain bin and auger that is used to train local fire/rescue departments and elevator employees on grain bin safety. To be visually effective, the grain bin was cut in half from top to bottom and was fit with Plexiglass. This allows trainees to see exactly what happens inside a grain-filled bin and learn which accident-prevention methods can be employed to prevent grain bin tragedies. Topics covered will include grain bin fires due to grain dust, suffocation and entrapment, fall prevention, and mechanical equipment hazards. The mobile trainer can be easily transported to your business site or the training can be held at Lake Area Tech.

  • Call for dates/time
  • Location: On-site or at LATC
  • Cost: TBD
  • Minimum class size: 6


The OSHA 30-hour General Industry course is designed to educate workers on workplace and job site safety. Those who successfully complete this training will become familiar with recognizing, avoiding, preventing, and stopping potential job site hazards. An OSHA 30 card in General Industry will be issued upon completion of this class. 

  • Contact our office for dates
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. for 5 days
  • Location: Lake Area Tech Campus Room 512
  • Cost: $1200 per person
  • Minimum class size: 10/Maximum of 15

Welding Techniques

This course will cover basic wire-feed and stick welding to include safety procedures, equipment familiarization, and machine settings. The course is designed for the beginner, or someone with limited welding experience.

  • Contact our office for dates
  • Length of Class: 24 hours
  • Location: Lake Area Tech Welding Lab – MET Center
  • Cost: $450 per person, pre-payment required
  • Minimum class size: 6/Maximum of 10


For more information about our Manufacturing/Safety training offerings for your employees, or if you wish to customize training for your business, please contact our office.

Lake Area Tech Corporate Education

Terri Cordrey, Director of Corporate Education 
Shane Swenson, Director of Outreach
605-882-5284 ext. 320