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Skills for Success - Manufacturing

Prepare for a career in manufacturing.

Manufacturing organizations in today’s workplace 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 you for a career in manufacturing. You 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 Learning and an OSHA 10-Hour - General Industry card


10-Day Manufacturing Training Boot Camp for Entry-Level Workers

Day 1: Workplace Skills 
Learn how to be a valued employee and how to work effectively with others.

Day 2: Print Reading for Manufacturing
Learn to read and interpret engineering prints used in manufacturing.

Day 3: Measurement for Manufacturing
Learn to use a variety of measurement tools commonly used in manufacturing, including calipers, gauge blocks, and comparators.

Day 4: Quality Tools & Techniques
Learn what quality is, why it is important, and the basic quality tools organizations use to monitor and improve process quality.

Day 5: Problem-Solving & Root Cause Analysis
Learn and implement the Plan-Do-Check-Act problem-solving method to solve a simulated problem in a manufacturing environment.

Day 6: 5S System
Learn the concepts of the 5S system and then apply them to transform a cluttered, disorganized production area into a clean, orderly, and efficient workplace.

Day 7: Math for Manufacturing
Learn or review basic math skills used in a manufacturing environment.

Day 8: Principles of Lean Manufacturing
Learn the basics of lean manufacturing and how it can improve a manufacturing operation through a fast-paced, hands-on simulation.

Day 9: OSHA 10-Hour - General Industry
Learn how to stay safe at work in a manufacturing environment and obtain your OSHA 10-Hour General Industry card.

Day 10: Effective Communication & Critical Thinking
Learn key skills needed to clearly and effectively send and receive messages; learn and practice critical thinking skills through situations related to the workplace.



Stalin Encarnación
Stalin Encarnación
Workforce Development Specialist

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