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Skills for Success - Manufacturing

Prepare for a career in manufacturing.

Today's manufacturing organizations expect employees to work smarter and contribute to the company’s success. To do this, employees must possess basic workplace skills, such as the ability to communicate effectively, work in teams, and think critically, as well as basic technical skills, such as the ability to read a blueprint and use common measurement tools.

The goal of this ten-day workshop series is to prepare individuals for a career in manufacturing. Participants will learn a wide variety of skills relevant to manufacturing through various methods, including hands-on activities and discussions. Courses are led by facilitators who have extensive experience in manufacturing.

Created to tackle the skills gap, Manufacturing Skills for Success is designed for individuals new to manufacturing or the workforce, individuals seeking work, may serve as additional new-hire training, or as a way for individuals to update their workplace skills. This training provides a Purdue University Certificate of LearningMSSC Certified Production Technician Quality Certificate, and an OSHA 10 certification

 

BASIC 

SKILLS FOR SUCCESS
Learn the core professional skills relevant to working in a manufacturing environment, including effective
communication and conflict management.

PRINCIPLES OF LEAN MANUFACTURING
Apply lean concepts such as standardized work, batch-size reductions, pull systems, and more.

5S SYSTEM
Experience how the 5S System reduces waste in a simulated production facility.

QUALITY TOOLS & TECHNIQUES
Learn the basics of quality improvement, quality audits, and the seven quality tools.

OSHA 10
This course provides training on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in general industry. 

ADVANCED

MATH FOR MANUFACTURING
Review the basics, including performing calculations, fractions, decimals, percentages, and converting measurements between English and Metric systems. 

MEASUREMENT FOR MANUFACTURING
Learn information and skills needed to perform measurements in manufacturing quality control environments using tools such as micrometers and gauge blocks.

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION & CRITICAL THINKING
Learn how critical thinking and effectively communicating have an impact on both individual and organization. 

PRINT READING FOR MANUFACTURING
Learn information and skills needed to interpret prints commonly encountered in manufacturing quality control environments.  

PROBLEM SOLVING & ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS
Discover Plan-Do-Check-Act, A3, and root cause analysis to effectively solve problems in the workplace.

Contact

Robert Hudson
Robert Hudson
Manufacturing Workforce Advisor
317-348-3439
812-881-0966
robhudson@purdue.edu

Contact Us

 

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