MHI Solutions - Volume 6, Issue 2 - 54
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control systems: the intersection of
traditional industrial mechanics with
today's electronic technology."
In Phase 3, SCA initiated outreach to
these institutions to help match industry
needs with educational programs. "We
work with industry partners like UPS,
Target, Walmart and Home Depot," he
said. "They host regional workforce conSST™ GRAVITY
vening [forums] at their facilities where
we bring together the academic institutions within a given radius, and we also
bring in companies from the area who
have a demand for technicians."
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SCA also partnered with MHI's
Career & Technical Education (CTE)
division to program a symposium at the
MHI Annual Conference. They will be
participating in the 2018 conference in
Orlando as well.
Another key piece of the puzzle is
the creation of an industry-recognized
certification, which is now underway in association with MHI and the
Manufacturing Skill Standards Council
(MSSC). "When it's created, it will
be part of our outreach; community
12/21/17 12:57 AMcolleges will be able to teach to that,
and industry will recognize it," said
Also in progress is a streamlined
seven-month intensive fast-track program for developing automation technicians. Priced affordably, it provides
more than 300 hours of hands-on lab
work to fill the need "when industry
needs someone 'yesterday,'" he said.
Affordably priced, the Accelerated,
Certificate and Employment (ACE)
program has been piloted by Norco
College in southern California. Central
Piedmont Community College in
Charlotte, NC, is currently building
on the Norco model.
A final part of bridging the skills gap
is retention, which academic institutions
can address by making sure potential
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