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Title: Manufacturing Boot Camp


1
Manufacturing Boot Camp
  • An Innovative Program to
  • Expand the Pool of Qualified
  • Entry-Level Manufacturing Employees
  • Develop by the
  • Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center
  • in Cooperation with
  • Illinois Central College and Rock Valley College

2
Acknowledgements
  • This program was developed based on
    recommendations of numerous small and mid-sized
    Illinois manufacturers who assisted in program
    design and evaluation
  • Partial funding for the initial pilot offerings
    of the Manufacturing Boot Camp has been provided
    by the Illinois Department of Commerce and
    Economic Opportunity
  • Special thanks to Nina Crick, Ellen George,
    Preston Morgan, and Tammi Stockwell for their
    help in initial pilot offerings of the
    Manufacturing Boot Camp

Bob Weinstein, IMEC President
3
What is Manufacturing Boot Camp?
  • A FREE - 13-week program to help bring
    participants to the skill level needed for
    employment in todays manufacturing environment.
  • Most training will be from 6 to 9 PM Tuesday,
    Wednesday and Thursday
  • Who can participate?
  • High school (or equivalent GED) graduates
    between the ages of 18 28 who want a career in
    manufacturing

4
Why Start a Manufacturing Career?
  • Manufacturing productivity is at an all-time high
  • Manufacturing jobs continue to pay very
    competitive wages and benefits
  • Each year thousands of manufacturing job openings
    are available, a trend that will increase in
    future years as the baby boom generation
    retires
  • Modernized facilities and plant safety procedures
    have excellent working conditions
  • There has never been a better time to work in
    manufacturing!

5
Why Manufacturing Boot Camp?
  • Employers are looking for more than just skilled
    workers with technical skills
  • Employers want workers who
  • Have good communication skills
  • Possess applied math skills
  • Can write reports
  • Are team leaders
  • Demonstrate good work ethics
  • Manufacturing Boot Camp will take you from being
    an average candidate and give you the competitive
    edge to start a manufacturing career!

6
Manufacturing Boot Camp Process Flow Diagram
Basic Skills Assessments
7
Basic Skills Gap Assessments (8 contact hours
for pre-testing)
  • All program participants will be tested to
    determine their abilities in each of the
    following areas
  • Applied mathematics
  • Reading for information
  • Locating information
  • Writing
  • Teamwork
  • Note Program applicants who do not exceed
    minimum gap assessment scores will be directed to
    more in-depth training programs

8
Intensive Basic Skills Training (50 contact
hours, incl. post-completion assessment testing)
  • Participants whose assessments are above the
    minimum, but below the level needed for
    manufacturing employment will receive intensive
    training in each of the following ares
  • Applied mathematics
  • Manufacturing problem solving/critical thinking
  • Reading skills
  • Writing skills
  • After the completion of this training,
    participants will be assessed again to verify
    that their ability meets minimum manufacturing
    requirements

9
Introduction to Manufacturing Concepts and Work
Environment (55 contact hours)
  • Introduction to modern manufacturing
  • Quality systems
  • Advanced manufacturing technology
  • Information systems
  • Career paths
  • Plant tours
  • Work ethic, teamwork, and performance
    expectations
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Introduction to blueprint reading
  • Manufacturing work-site safety (OSHA)
  • Presentation/interpersonal skills
  • resume writing and interviewing skills

10
Program Completion
  • Program Graduation
  • Satisfactory assessment scores in basic skills
  • Consistent, satisfactory attendance
  • Internship Interviews
  • Internships
  • Full time for 4 weeks
  • Wages for internships will be approximately
    9.00/hr
  • Potential for continued employment
  • Continued employment with internship manufacturer
  • Opportunities for on-the-job training
  • Follow-up regarding employment status and linkage
    to job placement services

11
Questions?
  • Contact
  • Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center
  • 888 806 4632
  • info_at_imec1.orgc1.org
  • Visit our web site with links to information
    regarding manufacturing careers
  • www.mfgbootcamp.com
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