For many people, learning that their workplace of 23 years is closing would be devastating. But, for Winchester resident Ed Breeden it was the chance to reinvent himself and to earn a much better living.
Keep things running! That is the name of the game in the Manufacturing Industry!
In manufacturing, it is essential for equipment to run optimally. This is not only to maintain production but also ensure staff safety and product quality. In many cases, when equipment fails, it is due to the fact that the correct service intervals have not been met and/or replaced parts installed are not in line with genuine original manufacturer’s specification.
To meet the demands of advanced manufacturing, technology companies need people who understand and are cable to maintain systems and machinery that are computer-controlled. The mechatronics program provides training and hands-on learning in industrial electrical, industrial mechanics, PLC, fluid power, and industrial instrumentation and control to meet today’s needs.
Looking for an in-demand career with a great paying wage? No time and money to earn a college degree? A career in the trades offers endless possibilities locally and regionally with advancement opportunities. Look for our Fast Track Career Training Programs to quickly train and receive a credential in one of Virginia’s highest demand career fields.
The Manufacturing Technician 1 (MT1) certification program was developed to meet the growing employment demands of the manufacturing industry. The MT1 program addresses the core industry-wide skills standards required for skilled production occupations in all sectors of manufacturing.
The Manufacturing Technician (MT-1), a nationally recognized credential, helps employers identify people with the core skills needed to work in today’s high-demand, high-wage advanced manufacturing operations. It is also a stackable credential that can help you on a pathway to a specific career within the manufacturing field, such as welding, metalworking or mechatronics.Continue reading MT1 Training Kicks Off with Thermo Fisher Scientific
The Manufacturing Specialist certification program was developed to meet the growing employment demands of the manufacturing industry. The program addresses the core industry-wide skills standards required for skilled production occupations in all sectors of manufacturing. The core competency areas certified are: (1) Math and Measurement, (2) Spatial Reasoning and Manufacturing Technology.
The purpose of the certification program is to document individuals’ mastery of the critical competencies required for modern manufacturing production and production-related occupations. The goals of the certification program are to:
Develop a workforce pipeline capable of meeting the requirements of existing and emerging employers in advanced technology industries such as manufacturing,
Provide a customized fast track pathway to stackable credentials for 21st Century advanced technology careers in industry,
Provide online and instructor-led training to address identified technical skill gaps, and
Provide a pathway to advanced level training and specialized training based on industry requirements for potential new hires and incumbent workers.
Students taking this intensive training program are prepared for entry-level positions with regional manufacturers, making competitive wages, benefits and opportunities for advancement.
Have you ever fixed something at home or at work and wondered to yourself, “Wow, I think I could do this for a career!”? If so, you may be in the wrong line of work or never realized what you were capable of in a trades career. People who have the knack for DIY or those who have always enjoyed working with their hands should consider a career in the trades. Continue reading In-Demand Trades