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1 Becoming a Certified Production Technician Community

2 Why Manufacturing?

3 Growing Needs Growth in existing firms Retirement bubbles New industry pressures

4 Shrinking Supply Shortage of qualified production associate candidates – Lack of manufacturing experience – Lack of technical skills related to manufacturing High turnover during initial 90 days of employment High first-year injury rates

5 New World, Old Tools Specifications: – High School Diploma – GED – Some Manufacturing Experience Selection Process Limited Onboarding High Turnover High Injury Rates

6 Community Kaizen Event 10 Firms Firm teams of 5 Considered effects of: – Recruiting – Screening – Selection – Onboarding Cost of a bad hire

7 Increase Access to Training and Jobs Aligning Resources means... Training must be relevant to employers’ needs Training must be accessible to job seekers Direct hire jobs are a necessary incentive

8 Transforming the Process Require formal preparation for Production Associate positions Develop and support a path for Production Associate preparation and certification – Adopt the MSSC Certified Production Technician as a minimum credential – Speak with one voice regarding preparation of candidates Employment Community Education Community Economic Development Community Workforce Development system Local and State Government

9 A Brand is Born

10 “We have training here” Recruit Candidates WorkKeys Testing Drug Screening Interview AWARD SCHOLARSHIP Many paths, one credential

11 “We have jobs here” A Collaborative approach to... – Worker recruitment – Candidate screening – Candidate testing – Candidate referral Advertising blitzes Smart Application WorkKeys Testing

12 Alignment One Voice... Employers Education Community Organizations Government Funding Job Seekers

13 Partner Firms

14 Community Partners Economic Development – 8 Midwest Indiana Economic Development counties Workforce Development – Region 4 Workforce Board – WorkOne West Central – REACH Center Local Government – City of Lafayette – Tippecanoe County Utilities

15 Funding and Sustainability Federal Funding – Ivy Tech HGEI grant – Workforce Investment Act Local Funding – City of Lafayette – Tippecanoe County – Wind Turbine Fund Private Funds – Sustainability Fund – Utilities

16 Current Activity Launched Initiative 2/8/12 First CPT class started 3/17 34 Partner Firms 90 CPT Graduates to date 10,254 Smart Applications $325K Scholarships awarded Future training options – Maintenance Techs – CNC Machine Operators

17 Getting Started Identify Champions Validate Skills Needed Align Providers Secure Endorsements Secure Funding Promote Opportunity Network, network, network! Promote Successes

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