June 24, 2014
The average age of a highly-skilled manufacturing worker is 56. Across America, manufacturers face difficulties when seeking to hire new talent. Traditional recruiting methods are not working, and unlike Europe where apprenticeships are common, there is no ready-made stream of qualified applicants to search for talent from.
OH!Manufacturing’s latest case study “Hirschvogel Automotive Group and C-TEC Launch Program to Train and Develop Top-Level Machinists” quickly and thoroughly explains how three Ohio entities with strong ties to manufacturing collaborated to implement a top-notch training and development program.
The Training Program
This training program involved:
- Creating a training and development program and curriculum with an educational center
- Rigorously screening applicants before admitting them to the program
- Combining classroom study with on-the-job training
- Offering certifications to graduates that will make it possible for them to apply to high-skill positions