Posts from April 2012

The Next Generation of Manufacturing Training

April 27, 2012

As the U.S. economy trudges up the hill to recovery, it is bound to hit a few bumps in the road. Recently the Department of Commerce reported that economic growth slowed in the first three months of the new year. Cutbacks in government spending as well as an increase in business investments offset the boost in consumer spending during the first quarter. These results show promise of continued growth, however the rise...

Tips for Industrial Adult Learning

April 26, 2012

In this day and age industrial training has come into high demand. As industrial factory owners and their managers begin to grow increased confidence in hiring and spending, manufacturing training has become all the more important. This week, the U.S. steel industry reported a slow recovery as the first quarter came to a close. While the industry is still battling the post-recession slump, some progression is evident in their reports of higher...

5 Industrial Training Myths

April 24, 2012

Industrial training is perhaps one of the most important steps in workforce development. However, throughout the years many myths have come about as a result of both quality and poor manufacturing training. Some of these myths are listed below: 1. When the going gets tough, cut training. This is statement is not only false but it’s absurd. It’s understandable that deciding on what budgets to cut is not a simple task to...

The Importance of Making Manufacturing Training the Norm

April 23, 2012

When it comes to cost-cutting plans in many manufacturing plants, often the first of the budgets to be eliminated is that for workforce development. However, this is one of the most common errors made in manufacturing management when it comes to industrial skills training. Another common mistake is that managers do not take the time to step back and properly analyze the current skill level of their staff and the objectives they...

Safety and Maintenance Training Essential for Efficiency

April 12, 2012

Industrial safety training is no joke. While accidents are inevitable, manufacturing managers should do all they can to prevent them. Aside from offering the safest work space possible, they can also provide industrial employees with the opportunity to take part in safety training. Manufacturing training which focuses on plant safety alone is critical to ensure safe practices during production. However, implementing quality maintenance training is equally as important. A workforce with a...

Volkswagen Reaches Out to Fill 1,000 Jobs in Chattanooga Plant

April 10, 2012

Volkswagen recently announced their plans to conduct a nationwide search for industrial workers that specialize in the areas they now hold 1,000 job openings for in their Chattanooga plant. The search will consist of national online and print advertising to announce the positions available. Some of these specialty positions include maintenance technicians, logistic supervisors and manufacturing engineers, among others. The German auto manufacturer is looking to hire most new plant employees from...

The Importance of Maintenance Training

April 5, 2012

Process and control training are critical to ensuring your plant floor it operating correctly and to its full potential. However, maintenance training is just as pertinent to warrant a successful production line. While instrumentation training and general industrial skills training are among the most popular courses opted to be implemented by managers, maintenance training is perhaps just as important and should be utilized as supplementary courseware. No matter what field you’re in,...

Industrial Training, The Right Way

April 3, 2012

Time and time again we attempt to express the growing importance of industrial training. However, often industrial training is hoped to be the remedy that will fix all skill set related issues among your workforce. In reality, that’s not the case. Often the real troubled areas are overlooked and as a result the potential of successful industrial training diminishes. Manufacturers invest both time and money in selecting and implementing the right industrial...