The counties that make up the EMCC district have been extremely fortunate to have landed several new, large companies in the last few years. With these companies also comes the need for workers who are more highly skilled than what we have experienced in the past. Having skills such as reading prints, being familiar with Lean Manufacturing techniques, understanding quality tools in order to monitor processes and even working with composite materials for aircraft are critical for our local companies. EMCC Workforce Services has worked with and listened to the companies in this region to determine what skills are needed in both our existing and new manufacturing companies.
Using this knowledge, we have introduced the Manufacturing Skills Certification classes. These classes begin with Manufacturing Skills Basic, followed by Advanced Manufacturing classes that provide skills in aircraft manufacture as well as assembly and fabrication. We also encourage students to learn the knowledge in the Electro Mechanical Pathway. After the Manufacturing Skills Basic Class the student decides which, if any, classes he or she will take.
The only requirement for the program is to have at least a Silver level on the WorkKeys test.
All of these non-credit courses are structured to be delivered
in relatively short term training classes that utilize hands-on learning opportunities.