Goodwill’s Forklift/OSHA Training program is offered in two locations: the Goodwill Opportunity Campus, located at 5301 Wilkinson Boulevard in west Charlotte, and our Gastonia Job Connection, located at 116 Armstrong Street in Gastonia. The Forklift Training program in Charlotte lasts 10 days, and the Forklift Training program in Gastonia lasts five days. The difference? The Charlotte program includes an extra week of curriculum centered around material handling and logistics. These free training programs prepare individuals for entry-level employment in the manufacturing, transportation and warehouse industries. 

Become Forklift Certified for the Manufacturing, Transportation and Warehouse Industry.

The program provides an overview of OSHA and NIOSH and hands-on instruction in lift truck design, vehicle safety inspection, moving with and without a load, and picking up and stacking a load. Special conditions involving trailers, ramps, elevators, and pedestrian safety are also addressed. All training is free of charge for Goodwill clients.

The course utilizes training videos, participant workbooks, and standardized testing for the classroom instruction and a final driving test. Successful class completion results in a three-year renewable NC General Industry Forklift certification and OSHA-10 safety card.

For more information, please call (704) 372-3434. You can also download our Charlotte Forklift Training flyer or our Gastonia Forklift Training flyer to learn more.

PROGRAM BENEFITS:

  • Charlotte course takes only two weeks and Gastonia course takes only one week
  • OSHA-10 hour card
  • Delivered by Safety and Health Council of NC certified instructor
  • NC General Industry Forklift certification good for three years

PRE-REQUISITES:

  • Computer Basics
  • Resume Writing

FREE HANDS-ON TRAINING:

  • Lift truck design
  • Vehicle safety inspection
  • First-hand driving experience
  • Moving, lifting and stacking practice
  • Trailer, ramp, elevator and pedestrian safety
  • Non-operator safety for those who work around lift trucks
  • Training setup and equipment
  • OSHA-10
  • Résumé development
  • Professionalism development
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Presentation skills
  • Networking and career search strategies

CHARLOTTE COURSE TIMELINE:

Classes run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Orientation Class Begins Class Ends
December 19, 2017 January 2, 2018 January 12, 2018
February 6, 2018 February 12, 2018 February 23, 2018
March 13, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 30, 2018
April 10, 2018 April 16, 2018 April 27, 2018
May 8, 2018 May 14, 2018 May 25, 2018
June 5, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 22, 2018
August 7, 2018 August 13, 2018 August 24, 2018
September 4, 2018 September 10, 2018 September 21, 2018
October 9, 2018 October 15, 2018 October 26, 2018
November 27, 2018 December 3, 2018 December 14, 2018

 

GASTONIA COURSE TIMELINE:

Classes run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Orientation Class Begins Class Ends
January 16, 2018 January 22, 2018 January 26, 2018
May 2, 2018 May 7, 2018 May 11, 2018
July 10, 2018 July 16, 2018 July 20, 2018
November 6, 2018 November 12, 2018 November 16, 2018

 

 

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