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Re-aligning Education to Support Manufacturing Growth. The case of two colleges. Presented at the National Council for Workforce Education Conference Milwaukee, WI October 2013. Presentation Goals. Workforce Education Priorities Predicted Workforce Challenges Testimonials

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re aligning education to support manufacturing growth
Re-aligning Education to Support Manufacturing Growth

The case of two colleges

  • Presented at the National Council for Workforce Education Conference
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • October 2013
presentation goals
Presentation Goals
  • Workforce Education Priorities
      • Predicted Workforce Challenges
      • Testimonials
  • Program Development
      • Customized Apprenticeships/Programs
      • Advanced Manufacturing Certificate
      • Industrial Mechanical Technician
  • Program Development Resources
      • Focus on Regional Support and Collaboration
      • Identifying Priorities
manufacturing workforce challenges
Manufacturing Workforce Challenges
  • Common core curriculum & changes in technical education
  • Wage rates for entry level jobs.
  • Michigan –
  • The recession & job loss in manufacturing
  • Loss of population after the recession
  • Tax incentives for new equipment/ technology
grand rapids community college grcc workforce training
Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) Workforce Training
  • Partnerships
    • West Michigan Manufacturer’s Council
    • The Right Place, Inc. (economic development)
    • Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center-West (MEP Center)
    • Talent 2025
grcc addresses the needs
GRCC Addresses the Needs
  • Customized Apprenticeship
  • Industrial Maintenance Technician
  • Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing Certificate
  • Talent 2025 Work Ready Communities
autocam customized apprenticeship
Autocam Customized Apprenticeship
  • Program Design Requirements
  • One full day per week
  • Integrated delivery
  • Heavy lab-based program
  • Competency measures
  • Concluding Project
challenges and opportunities
Challenges and Opportunities
  • Equipment and technology changes
  • Course Length vs. Rapid Growth
  • Machine lab capacity
  • Instructor capacity
  • College credit

Autocam Customized Apprenticeship

where are we today
Where are we today?
  • 728 hours
  • 1 cohort completed
  • 3 cohorts currently
  • 27 credits articulated
  • Need for additional machine tool lab

Autocam Customized Apprenticeship

industrial machine repair program design
Industrial Machine Repair Program Design
  • Program Design Requirements
  • Accelerated
  • Custom designed
  • 4 employers/13 students
  • National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)
  • 404 hours of instruction and hands-on exercises
  • Articulated credits if possible
challenges and opportunities1
Challenges and Opportunities

Industrial Machine Repair Program Design

Different industries

Distance between employers and training locations

Struggle to find instructors

Need for added equipment

Increased desire for college credits

where are we today1
Where are we today?
  • Pilot program completed
  • 12 out of 13 students graduated
  • 10 articulated credits
  • NCRC-linking foundational skills
  • Re-evaluating on-going options

Industrial Machine Repair Program Design

meeting the needs of smaller manufacturers
Meeting the needs of smaller manufacturers
  • Four Core classes:
  • Lean Mfg. Overview
  • Blueprint Reading for Mfg. – Level 1
  • Basic Metrology – Using Precision Measurement Tools
  • Problem Solving - 8 Steps and 5 Whys Overview
  • Elective Classes:
  • Manufacturing Terminology, Processes, and Practices
  • Blueprint Reading for Mfg – Level 2
  • Working Better in Teams
  • Sustainability – Greening the Workplace
  • Quality Products and Quality Management Systems
  • Statistical Process Control – Level 1
  • Statistical Process Control - Level2

Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing Certificate

slide13

In 2010 business leaders came together to form Talent 2025.

  • 70 CEOs, representing companies with over 75,000 employees. 13 county region
  • The goal of this CEO-led effort is to dramatically improve the quality and quantity of the region’s talent to meet increasingly more complex and diverse workforce needs

Talent 2025 Work Ready Communities

work ready communities
Work ready communities
  • Initiative with ACT (yes, the testing company)
  • Increase credentials of the workforce in our region. Starting with the national career readiness certificate (NCRC) Starting at a basic level – getting employers to prefer the NCRC for new hires

Employer led..

workforce education priorities predicted workforce challenges for wisconsin
Workforce Education Priorities - Predicted Workforce Challenges for Wisconsin

by Competitive Wisconsin, Inc and Wisconsin Economic Development Corp

supporting growth in advanced manufacturing
Supporting Growth in Advanced Manufacturing
  • Program Development - Industrial Mechanical Technician
wisconsin workforce partnership grant agreement
Wisconsin Workforce Partnership Grant Agreement
  • The Wisconsin Covenant Foundation - Workforce Partnership Grant
      • 3 -year partnership
      • With a goal to provide tailored, employer-driven training to achieve job placement in family-sustaining occupations at Wisconsin businesses .
  • Grant Agreement between

WCFI, Nicolet Technical College

Hypro, Packaging Corporation of America

Expera Specialties, Foster & Smith and Printpack

supporting growth in advanced manufacturing1
Supporting Growth in Advanced Manufacturing
  • Program Development - Industrial Mechanical Technician
supporting growth in advanced manufacturing2

Perform preventative maintenance

Read documents

Clean system components

Inspect hydraulic systems

Inspect pneumatic systems

Inspect electrical systems

Inspect mechanical systems

Inspect vacuum systems

Measure system performance

Lubricate system components

Replace system components

Adjust hydraulic systems

Adjust pneumatic systems

Adjust electrical systems

Adjust mechanical systems

Adjust vacuum systems

Assess preventative maintenance actions

Troubleshoot systems issues

Observe current operation

Test normal function

Test pneumatic function

Test hydraulic function

Test mechanical function Test

Supporting Growth in Advanced Manufacturing
  • Approximately 100 work categories & specific tasks identified for evaluation
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Supporting Growth in Advanced Manufacturing

Program Development - Industrial Mechanical Technician

slide24

Program Development - Industrial Mechanical Technician

Supporting Growth in Advanced Manufacturing

slide25

Supporting Growth in Advanced Manufacturing

Program Development - Industrial Mechanical Technician

industrial mechanical technician program
Industrial Mechanical Technician Program
  • Two year Associate Degree w/65 Credits
  • 17 Selected courses based on DACUM survey results
  • 7 Gen Ed Courses

http://www.vpix.net/index.php?tour=5953

challenges discussion
Challenges - Discussion
  • Nicolet
  • Employment Picture Continues to Change

Existing Companies

Company Structure

Employee Profile

Program Support

  • College Position Continues to Change

Training Resources Available

Funding

New Qualified Instructors Needed

  • Increasing need for jobs is constant
  • GRCC
  • Employment:
  • Need for multi-skilled technicians
  • Soft skill issues
  • Wage rates
  • College:
  • Better economy, enrollment reductions
  • Attracting students to manufacturing
  • Labs at capacity (H.S. programs, FSU programs, customized programs)
audience participation time
Audience Participation Time!

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presenters
Presenters
  • Mary Hofstra 616-234-3766
  • mhofstra@grcc.edu
  • Rich Johnson 714 365 4575 rjohnson1@nicoletcollege.edu

THANK YOU!