Training Day

Issue 03-20-17   |   Reviewer:   Thomas Coe
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Abstract

Although many large manufacturing firms have closed factories, there are and will be jobs created in manufacturing over the next few years. Some of these jobs will be replacing retirees; others in response to the economic growth anticipated with proposed government spending. In order for manufacturing companies — large and small — to find qualified workers, workers themselves need to be properly trained (or re-trained) in the skills needed to maintain productivity in manufacturing. And as companies invest more and more in automation and computerization of manufacturing facilities, workers need to be trained in complementary skills to operate and repair more complex machinery.

Many manufacturing-based communities and businesses are providing training centers for workers to be adequately prepared for manufacturing jobs that are more technically oriented than ever before. Although fewer humans are needed for unskilled, repetitive tasks that can be more efficiently performed by machines, humans will be needed to set up, operate, and maintain those machines.

Training centers are realizing that they need to provide recognized certifications of job skills. These certifications provide employers evidence that the employee would be productive and contribute to the organization sooner. This efficiency will allow for more specialized training within the organization.





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