While there are many good texts that describe Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) theory and strategy, little has been provided to stimulate the thinking and passion of the “people who do the work”. That is, until now.
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In today’s manufacturing environment, it is essential for building organizational talent to have an educated and skilled entry-level workforce. There are many opportunities for companies to engage with regional and national resources to build the talent pipeline. Manufacturers can tap into local resources such as universities to gain access to newly graduated students. With new knowledge in the field and basic experience, manufacturers can mold an efficient and skilled employee out of recent graduates.
Understanding relevant law is one the keys to successfully operating a business. However, staying up to date on current issues in employment law and labor law can be a challenge in the today’s rapidly changing working environment. And with the start of 2013, there are even more issues to take into consideration. Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC recently shared a 2013 Labor and Employment Law Checklist, detailing employment law trends and how to prepare.
Manufacturing Skills Training available through Lake Land College Industrial Programs
IMEC and the staff at the LLC Center for Business & Industry are reaching out to companies in the LLC district for manufacturing/industrial-related offerings to train current or future workers on essential skills for the workplace… Check out the program descriptions below and contact IMEC’s Jenny McKinney for additional information!
October 10, 2012 8 A.M – 12 P.M
This brand new interactive workshop teaches three valuation methods: the Venture Capital Method, the Scorecard Method and the Risk Factor Summation Method. In addition, attendees explore the importance of approaches and the roles of returns and portfolio strategies. Attendees also put these valuation methods to work in interactive case studies.
Lake Land College in Mattoon will open its doors to the public to showcase the nationally recognized Manufacturing Skills Lab for Manufacturing Day on October 5th. The innovative lab delivers hands-on technical training to maintenance and machine operators and has the ability to be customized to meet the needs of technicians from apprentice-level to the most experienced senior technician. Using components identical to those found in modern manufacturing equipment, system functions are recreated in a lab environment where participants learn practical setup, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting manufacturing skills.
Companies in Illinois and across the country are continuing to face a shortage of workers that are properly educated and trained for the variety of manufacturing employment opportunities. Most manufacturers report a lack of skilled labor as critical challenge today.
Manufacturers use on-the-job training programs to re-focus their workforce on the desired manufacturing talents needed. A recent article in USA Today titled, “Training Cutbacks Thwart Jobless” discussed the fact that companies are cutting outside training programs for lack of funds, ultimately making the skills gap even worse. However, it is important to note that affordable training programs are still available.
Alchemy Systems and the Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center (IMEC) have partnered to demonstrate the SISTEM training and compliance program for manufacturers on Thursday, June 21 at TMA in Park Ridge. Through conversations with companies in the field, IMEC experts have heard common themes echoed throughout the state of Illinois. Companies are seeing an increasing difficulty in keeping workers properly trained and productive, a struggle maintaining a system of documentation for training, and meeting safety requirements and reporting.
The SISTEM training and compliance solution will help companies address these issues and relieve the manufacturer of the difficulties associated with training employees. At the workshop, participants will hear from a Chicago-area manufacturer and learn how they have customized this solution to meet plant- and machine-specific training needs. Attendees will also hear how regulatory and industry pressures are forcing you to change the way you train workers, including assessing their comprehension at their education level.