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1 04/03/2014 Manufacturing Advancement Center Workforce Innovation Collaborative: Creating a Template for Success Thomas A. Wesley Chairman of the Steering Committee April 3, 2014

2 The Mission of the Manufacturing Advancement Center Workforce Innovation Collaborative To preserve manufacturing tribal knowledge and to execute the transfer of knowledge and critical skills to the current and future workforce.

3 The Blame Game Where you stand depends upon where you sit…

4 The Challenge Skills development is a significant challenge for small and medium size companies Workforce demographics Technology intensity Increased global competition & production demands Manufacturing firm demographics – 70% of firms have less than 20 employees – 90% have less than 100 employees

5 Manufacturing Advancement Center Workforce Innovation Collaborative Founded February 2012 Tactically focused, strategically cognizant Recruitment of strategic partners, balanced representation – Structured organization with a mission, by-laws, and formal committees – Communication mechanism - website – Membership: 115 members, 19,400 employees, $6.22 Billion sales

6 Vocational Schools Struggle to Fill the Pipeline Low enrollment at some schools High number go on to higher education Varying levels of Professional Advisory Committee involvement Lack of hands-on time

7 Vocational Schools Struggle to Fill the Pipeline Non-standard curriculum Non-standard equipment Instructors have varying industry experience 02/12/2014

8 to Accomplish our Objectives Employers Parents Government Students Educators Threading the Needle

9 MA VoTech Curricula: Start Somewhere Agricultural Mechanics Animal Science Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing Automotive Technology Biotechnology Cabinetmaking Carpentry Construction Craft Laborer Cosmetology Culinary Arts Dental Assisting Design & Visual Communications Diesel Technology Drafting Early Education & Care Electricity Electronics Engineering Technology Environmental Science & Technology Exploratory Facilities Management Fashion Technology Graphic Communications Health Assisting HVAC/R Horticulture Hospitality Management Information Support Services & Networking Machine Tool Technology Major Applicant Installation/ Repairing Marine Service Technology Marketing Masonry & Tile Setting Medical Assisting Metal Fabrication & Joining Technologies Office Technology Painting & Design Technologies Plumbing Power Equipment Technology Programming & Web Development Radio & Television Broadcasting Robotics & Automation Technology Sheet Metalworking Stationary Engineering Telecommunications - Fiber Optics

10 Applied Manufacturing Technology Pathway Certification 02/12/2014

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12 Industry Developed, Industry Recognized Credentials Developed and validated by employers Proctored testing Portable, stackable credentials Reduce cost of hire for employers Provides individuals navigating manufacturing employment with a “quality career pathway” 02/12/2014

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14 MACWIC Credential Endorsed by: MA Vocational Technical High Schools “the [MACWIC] exams are aligned with the new CVTE frameworks and a post- secondary pathway” CLASP has validated the program as a Quality Career Pathway

15 MACWIC Credential Endorsed by: MA Division of Apprentice Standards Statewide articulation agreement Level 2 = Pre-apprentice certificate

16 MACWIC Credential Endorsed by: MA Community Colleges Quinsigamond CC – 26 credits Statewide articulation agreement under review

17 02/12/2014 Validation Currently testing vocational high school students in Level 1 & Level 2 Start with Level 1 Juniors and/or Seniors

18 In-Kind Grant For the day students of schools that utilize the Applied Manufacturing Technology Pathway Certification “Curriculum in a Box®” Supports Level 1 & 2 of “credential pyramid”

19 Curriculum in a Box® Instructions Participant and Instructor Guides Workbooks PowerPoint Presentations/Videos Pre/Post Tests Instructions Participant and Instructor Guides Workbooks PowerPoint Presentations/Videos Pre/Post Tests Book 1: Shop Math Book 2: Blueprint Reading Book 3: Metrology & Quality Inspections Book 4: Introduction to Programming and GD&T Book 5: CNC Mill Concepts and Hands-On Book 6: CNC Lathe Concepts and Hands-On Book 7: Lean Manufacturing Book 1: Shop Math Book 2: Blueprint Reading Book 3: Metrology & Quality Inspections Book 4: Introduction to Programming and GD&T Book 5: CNC Mill Concepts and Hands-On Book 6: CNC Lathe Concepts and Hands-On Book 7: Lean Manufacturing

20 What is MSAN? The Manufacturing Skills Academy Network Grassroots skills training initiative Upgrade skills of existing workforce Staffed by member companies and partners Keep pace with rapidly changing technology Maintains global competitiveness

21 What Does MSAN Do? Allow companies of all sizes to get their workforce trained Broad range of topics aligned with the credentialing pathway pyramid Relevant and company-driven, company- requested classes

22 MSAN is All About Partnership Partnering with schools and industry allows MACWIC to extend our reach Training can be delivered almost anywhere Where there’s a room… there’s a way! Where there’s a room… there’s a way!

23 EduFactor LaunchPoint Videos

24 Goals and Objectives in 2014 Support the demystification of manufacturing – Speak up and Open up Increase MSAN participation and engage more members in training Determine the next vertical curriculum Work closely with State House on key issues – Fund the Manufacturing Advancement Center – Support the credentialing system

25 Be a Manufacturing Vigilante! Take responsibility to produce solutions without need for authority or approval


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