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The Importance of Industrial Maintenance Training

May 29, 2012

Time and time again we have stressed the importance of maintenance training. Industrial maintenance training is so critical to any given manufacturers success because it ensures all of your factory equipment, new and old, is functioning both efficiently and effectively for maximum production output. Industrial maintenance training, though goes way beyond simply educating your workforce on the ins and outs of your plant’s machinery. Proper maintenance training teaches trainees how to recognize...

Manufacturers Jumping on the Industrial Training Bandwagon

May 22, 2012

It should come as no surprise that many manufacturers both large and small are facing a severe shortage when it comes to finding a skilled production workforce. Because the skilled labor gap continues to widen, manufacturers are stepping up, finding training partners and implementing industrial training on their own in order to remain competitive and to meet their plant’s needs. Darlene Miller, CEO of Permac Industries, said “Finding skilled and trained workers...

The Importance of Welding Training

May 15, 2012

With e-learning, quality welding training is just a click away. In today’s industrial arena the demand for skilled workers has become a rising issue. With online courseware you can obtain new industrial skill sets both quickly and effectively. So, why should you consider welding training? Simple, because any form of industrial training is an investment in yourself, whether it be for an individual worker or a company as a whole. And, if...

6 Steps to Help Create Change

May 11, 2012

Raymond Floyd, the current vice president of Suncor Energy was featured as this year’s keynote speaker at Industry Week’s Best Plants Conference. During a time which is usually used to discuss industry related case studies or how a particular business is enhancing their lean practices, Floyd took another approach and instead discussed his six steps to help build a successful workforce dedicated to changing an organization for the better. First, Floyd suggests...

Industrial Skills in High Demand

May 8, 2012

As we have previously noted, the U.S. manufacturing industry seems to be making a steady climb to recovery following the recent recession. While the industrial sector has proven to show some growth through the use of manufacturing training, the manufacturing market is incredibly different than it was in the years past. Competition has changed the way in which businesses function, innovate and hire. Today’s consumers look for cars, appliances and other products...

Manufacturing Activity Index Reaches 10 Month High

May 3, 2012

During the month of April, U.S. manufacturing rose at the fastest pace it has seen over the last 10 months. Hiring, production and the amount of new orders all increased in the past month. The boost in factories indicates a stronger economy than the recently released data had hinted at. The growth brings a sign of hope following last week’s report of slowed hiring in the early days of April. A trade...

The Importance of Industrial Skills Training

May 1, 2012

The World Economic Forum and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd. recently released a report which highlighted the two critical elements that could potentially threaten economic growth for manufacturers in the coming years. Those two factors include the lack of skilled manufacturers in today’s job market and the rising pressure for manufacturers to be innovative. The report states, approximately 10 million manufacturing jobs worldwide have gone unfilled simply because the skills gap continues to...

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...