Manufacturing Network To Help Businesses Establish Manufacturing Apprenticeships Thanks to Grant

By MITCH FELAN • AUG 12, 2016 A five-year grant is helping a local manufacturing network create apprenticeship programs in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The $3 million grant from the Department of Labor was given to the Greater Oh-Penn Apprenticeship Network. The network will create a model for manufacturing apprenticeships and reimburse local companies who use…

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Introduction to Manufacturing Training Program Scheduled for July

High school graduating seniors and adults are eligible to apply for this free 6-week program Participants will have the opportunity to: • Receive guidance from a Career Coach and develop a personal career plan • Guaranteed interview with local manufacturer • Develop workplace & personal skills through manufacturing-related learning • Enter into a career pathway…

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Manufacturing Readiness Program Helps Individuals Gain Manufacturing Credentials and Careers

Applications are being accepted for a seven-week Manufacturing Readiness Program that will provide individuals with one-on-one career guidance, training, credentials, and the opportunity to interview with local employers. The daytime program will take place from May 26th – July 10th in Lawrence County.  Valued at over $4,000, this program will be provided to eligible individuals…

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Amercian Society for Quality Credentials

ASQ joins 13 other leading organizations representing multiple industry sectors offering skills certification programs. ASQ is the only organization in the partnership that deals specifically in the quality field, providing training and certifications directly related to quality. Since 1968, more than 170,000 individuals worldwide have taken the path to reaching their goal of becoming ASQ…

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AWS Qualified Welders Complete Program

Through West Central Job Partnership and the Pennsylvania CareerLinks® in Lawrence and Mercer County sponsored two cohorts of students for a short-term welding program.  A 300 hour program was conducted through the Lawrence County Career & Technical Center from 6/10/13-10/24/13, as well as a 400 hour program through Laurel Technical Institute from 5/29/13-9/20/13.   In…

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Skills Gap Analysis Results Now Available

The recent skills gap analysis results that were presented by Ken Mull with EDSI, Inc., Dearborn, Michigan at the recent Oh-Penn Manufacturing Forum have been published.  The report highlights what skills area manufacturers require and addresses the skills gaps are between job seekers and available positions in manufacturing.  To view the entire report with the…

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MSSC Credentials

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), a 501(c)3 non-profit, is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers. The nationwide MSSC System, based upon industry-defined and federally-endorsed standards, offers both entry-level and incumbent workers the opportunity to demonstrate that…

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NIMS Credentials

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certifies an individual’s skills as measured against the NIMS Standards. Earning NIMS credentials requires a performance test and a theory test. The performance requirements and theory tests are drawn directly from the NIMS Standards, and are written and piloted by industry. NIMS currently offers 52 metalworking credentials. To…

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