Our training experts can help you develop consistent, structured, reliable OJT and apprenticeship programs to meet your specific needs.
Done correctly, you will:
- Reduce training time and cost
- Increase job satisfaction
- Improve performance and product quality
Your most valuable, productive, and skilled workers are moving on.
Massachusetts manufacturing will lose countless workers to retirement over the next ten years and with them the critical skills companies need to compete and succeed in the next-generation manufacturing marketplace. Not only are skilled workers retiring and taking their knowledge with them, current workers are being obsoleted every day by ever-changing technology.
“Tribal knowledge” is leaving with the elders
Your most valuable assets are the critical knowledge and skills – the “tribal knowledge” — that reside in the heads and hands of retiring employees, gained over years of on-the-job learning. It’s essential that manufacturers develop uniform and sustainable methods for transferring this hard-earned expertise to a new generation of workers.
Developing a next-generation workforce
The talent needs of your organization will evolve and change over time. A training program can take time to mature and produce the desired talent or skill set needed. Employers that leverage and strengthen the skills of their current employees will be better prepared to meet their short and long term talent needs. One way to keep experienced staff on the job is to give them the opportunity to move into new roles and learn new skills.
Recruiting & Training the Right People
Approximately 70% of manufacturing skills are basic and universal to all manufacturing occupations.
According to the US Department of Labor, the cost of hiring and then firing an employee whose skill sets do not meet job demands is equal to 30% of a year’s salary — other organizations place the figure between 25 and 200%.
CORE Skills Training
Critical Occupational REadiness (CORE) training is an intense practical skills, theory, and hands-on two-week program customized to meet a specific need and designed to produce basically trained employees for manufacturing companies.
Intermediate and Advanced Technical Skills Training
We offer a wide range of critical skills training including:
- Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
- Statistical Process Control
- G&M Programming for Operators
- Programmable Logic Controllers
- Leader Effectiveness Training
- Team Involvement Problem Solving
- Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution Workshop
“Train the Trainer” for on-the-job training
Participants learn how to quickly train employees to do the job correctly, safely, and conscientiously while reducing training time, accidents, and scrap & rework and increasing job satisfaction.
By providing foundational skills training for new hires a company can reduce:
- Training time, for both the new hire and the mentor
- Quality issues
- Turnover of first year employees
Other Training Opportunities
Basic Manufacturing Skills
This class provides the foundation for more advanced technical skills training and includes shop math, blueprinting, and metrology. The class covers basic math concepts and terms, arithmetic operations, line drawings, special part features and configurations, hands on use of tools and measurement of product parts.
Statistical Process Control
An introductory course for SPC, the curriculum includes basic statistics and application of statistics for process control: variation, probability, normal distribution curve, standard deviation, control charts, variables.
Basic Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
An introductory course for GD&T, the curriculum includes fundamental symbols, rules, concepts, datums, orientation, position, concentricity, symmetry, profile.
G&M Programming for Operator
This class includes a variety of situations and functions of the CNC machines and covers CNC mill and CNC lathe programming to prepare a student for advanced education. Each section includes an extensive learning presentation followed by instructor-led workbooks which help the student understand the material.
Team Involvement Problem Solving
An accelerated skill building workshop that trains participants how to effectively use a structured, team-based approach to eliminate the root cause of costly performance problems. Team exercises challenge participants to apply the TIPS methodology every step of the way to sharpen their teaming skills. Read more about TIPS (link to PDF).
Leader Effectiveness Training
This workshop teaches Dr. Thomas Gordon’s world-renowned model of human relationships. Participants learn both the basic philosophy and use the Behavior Window to recognize when and how to apply the skills.
Effective Communication & Conflict Resolution Workshop
This workshop teaches Dr. Thomas Gordon’s model for resolving conflicts. Participants will learn a proven six-step method of problem solving and develop the communications skills necessary to implement it successfully time and time again.