Workforce Training Programs

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Workforce Training: Charlotte, Part 1

Summary

  • The information requested is as presented in the spreadsheet.
  • Charlotte, NC, and surrounding cities/towns within a 200-mile radius have a lot of workforce training / educational programs. We identified 20 such programs that cater to people seeking jobs in the manufacturing industry.
  • It is noteworthy that the term 'manufacturing' encapsulates diverse industry segments. For example, an engineering firm that makes farm machinery can be qualified in the manufacturing segment.
  • Some workforce training / educational programs in Charlotte and surrounding cities include The Customized Training Program, Johnston County Apprenticeship Program, Caterpillar Pre-Apprenticeship Program, Wakefield-Vette Apprenticeship, Career Accelerator Program, Apprenticeship Randolph, and South Piedmont Community College Pathway Consortium.

Research strategy

We focused on sites that provided credible information about workforce training / educational programs in Charlotte and surrounding cities within a 200-mile radius. This site (https://www.apprenticeshipnc.com/apprentices/apprenticeship-opportunities?field_select_industry_tid=12), in particular, was very helpful in obtaining the required information.
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Workforce Training: West Columbia, Part 1

Introduction

Research on Workforce Training: West Columbia, Part 1 have been provided in the row 3 to 22 of the attached spreadsheet. The research includes the active workforce training/educational programs that help provide a pathway for people looking to get into manufacturing jobs in West Columbia, SC.

Selected findings

Research strategy

The research on Workforce Training: West Columbia, Part 1 was completed using the most reputable sources available in the public domain. The research leveraged university and company websites to find active workforce training/educational programs that help provide a pathway for people looking to get into manufacturing jobs in West Columbia, SC.

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Workforce Training: Columbus, Part 1

The company or organization name, program name, program type, and locations have been provided in columns A to D of the attached spreadsheet. A link to the website can also be found in column I.

Overview

  • JATC Apprenticeships program covers a number of different trades. It includes a sheet metal apprenticeship under tinman24.org which is committed to increasing the number of women in skilled trades because they recognize the requirement to have a diversified workforce.
  • Ohio Aspire program partners with educational and correctional institutions to provide earn and learn opportunities. It includes technical skills such as welding. It is available in all 88 Ohio counties.
  • LCCC gives an example of a female employee at Ford who is using their program to continuously learn. Other examples on their site refer to military personnel.

Research strategy

For this research on manufacturing programs for people looking to get into manufacturing jobs in Columbus, we leveraged the most reputable sources of information that were available in the public domain, including educational facility websites, government and state sites as well as reputable and credible sources such local newspapers and industry publications.


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Workforce Training: Freeport, Part 1

The requested information on Freeport, TX, has been provided in the attached spreadsheet.

Selected Findings

Research Strategy

We leveraged the institution (company) websites to provide the requested information on active workforce training/educational programs that help provide a pathway for people looking to get into manufacturing jobs in Freeport, TX.
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Workforce Training: Pella, Part 1

Summary

  • The requested information as per the research objective is as presented in the spreadsheet. We found 10 workforce training/educational programs in and around Pella, IA, tailored for people looking for manufacturing jobs.
  • The 10 programs are:
  • Work-Based Learning Program
  • DMACC Tool and Diemaking program
  • Vermeer Corp. Student Internship
  • Manufacturing Day
  • Elevate
  • Northeast Iowa Community College Career Academy
  • Hagie Manufacturing Co. Student Internship
  • Registered Apprenticeships
  • Partnership for Excellent Educational Resources (STEM)
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Workforce Training: Dallas, Part 1

Introduction

Some active workforce training / educational programs that help provide a pathway for people looking to get into manufacturing jobs in Dallas, TX, have been provided in the attached spreadsheet in rows 3-23. Below are selected findings from the spreadsheet.

Selected Findings

  • Various organizations, including City Square, Pepsico Foundation, Frito Lay, Southern Dallas Thrive, Dallas College, and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, partnered to launch the Women's Workforce Readiness Initiative program to help women in Southern Dallas get social support, soft skill training, and technical skill training in various field, such as Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics. This training provides them with skills to venture into real careers.
  • Dallas Independence School District offers P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) program to help students (youths) choose a career pathway and take courses that equip them with needed skills for various jobs, including manufacturing.
  • Dallas College offers an educational program known as "Industry 4.0 Academy" that helps veterans learn civilian careers, including automation, robotics, and manufacturing.

Research Strategy

To find the requested data, we went through various educational institutions and non-profit organizations providing educational programs that help provide a pathway for people looking to get into jobs, including manufacturing, in Dallas, TX. Some organizations we utilized include Dallas College, Universal Technical Institute, Dallas Independence School District, City Square, among others. We could compile 20 education programs for youths, women, veterans, and underrepresented communities in Dallas from these sources.


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Workforce Training: Charlotte, Part 2

Introduction

This research provides the required details for the assigned active workforce training/educational programs in rows 3-12 of the 'Charlotte, NC' tab of the attached spreadsheet. Below are a few selected findings from the research.

Selected Findings

Research Strategy

For this research, we have leveraged the most credible sources of information available in the public domain, including the website, press releases, and blogs of the assigned active workforce training programs and the institutions offering these programs. We also checked through external blogs like Teach Thought, Career Education, Workforce GPS, New Apprenticeship, etc. Based on these sources, we were able to garner the required information about the given educational programs. The details about the length of some programs were not available as the same varied depending upon the corporate offering the program or the type of program (like in the case of SCC School of Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies (AMIT)). Hence, we have labeled these cells as N/A.
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Workforce Training: Charlotte, Part 3

Introduction

The requested information for workforce training and educational programs in Charlotte, NC is available in the attached spreadsheet.

Summary of Findings

  • Alamance Community College offers a Career Accelerator Program that is free and lasts for under 2 years.
  • The Apprenticeship Montgomery program is for juniors and seniors in high school. It includes free college education and paid on-the-job training.
  • Apprenticeship Beaufort County is a program for the youth and displaced workers who want to attain sustainable and well-paid employment.

Research Strategy

To provide the requested overview on workforce training in Charlotte, NC, we leveraged the most credible sources of information available in the public domain, including the company website and press releases. We also searched through employees' LinkedIn accounts to find contact details for those that were not listed on the websites.
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Workforce Training: West Columbia, Part 2

Summary

  • The requested information as per the research objective is as presented in the spreadsheet.

Research strategy

We relied on pre-attached links in the spreadsheet to obtain the required information most of which were readily available. Note, however, that most of the educational programs were priced depending on various factors such as payment plan, student origin (in-state, out-state, or international), number of optional units, etc. An in-state student typically paid less than an out-state student. International students generally pay most.
Therefore, for uniformity, we went with the highest figures presented in the fee structure.
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Workforce Training: West Columbia, Part 3

The details for the assigned active workforce training / educational programs in rows 13-22 of the West Columbia, SC tab of the attached spreadsheet have been provided in columns E-N as available. Below are descriptions of the programs.

Selected findings

  • Lowcountry Advanced Manufacturing Institute is a week-long, full-day summer program designed for rising fresher high school students, sophomores and juniors. It is an exciting journey with a prestigious opportunity to attain and gain highly diverse skills in the world of advanced manufacturing.
  • Williamsburg Technical College offers accredited pipe welding, blueprint reading and welder certifications. It is a program designed to be carried out in under two years. The program is to acquaint students with knowledge and expertise in standard welding techniques/equipment.
  • Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College offers degrees and diplomas with little or no debt due to their programs' affordability. Advanced manufacturing programs are among the array of degrees deliverables in Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, designed to equip and facilitate hiring skills in participants.
  • Midlands Technical College offers advanced manufacturing programs with options of transferring to a four-year program facilitated by laid down guidelines for candidates who wish. The gamut of their programs span skills that are classed in demand in today's economy. They also have portals for veterans and scholarship funding.

Research strategy

To provide the requested overview on workforce training in West Columbia, SC, we leveraged the most credible sources of information available in the public domain, including the company website and press releases. Details on the cost of some programs could not be identified, as the websites did not provide such information. We also did a general search for these details, but they were not readily available. As such, we left the corresponding cells empty.
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Workforce Training: Columbus, Part 2

The details for the assigned active workforce training / educational programs in rows 3-11 of the Columbus, OH tab of the attached spreadsheet have been provided as available.

Ohio Manufacturing Foundations

  • The 16- to 18-credit hour program will prepare students to take up their first jobs and lay the foundation for ongoing education and training during their careers. To earn certificates, students will complete five courses, including technical writing, technical math, computer-aided design, manufacturing processes, and engineering materials.

MakingOhio's Earn & Learn

Aspire

  • The programs, which are offered via online and in-person orientations and classes, are for individuals in need of support in the acquisition of skills necessary for post-secondary education, training, and employment.

JATC Apprenticeship

  • Apprentices have the opportunity to earn while learning to be highly skilled construction workers through job-site and mandatory classroom instruction about the fundamentals and advanced concepts that will be useful in the course of their careers.

The Nord Advanced Technology Center Registered Apprenticeship Programs

  • By partnering with local organizations and employers, LCCC provides apprenticeship opportunities for employees in programs such as automation, CNC machining, electrical, emergency medical services, maintenance, pipefitter, state-tested nurse assistant, tool & die, and many more.

Military and Veteran

  • The program enables military personnel and veterans to join the Ohio Building Trades workforce by acquiring tuition-free on-the-job training and related instruction credit hours.

Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership — High School Internship Program

  • The program provides students in "area high schools and career/technical schools" who have the interest and desire to pick up real-world manufacturing skills with paid internship opportunities.

Manufacturing Engineering

  • The program provides students with the opportunity to "develop their full potential as engineers, leaders, and citizens of a global society" by completing a curriculum with requirements in the following four topic areas: materials and manufacturing processes; process assembly and product engineering; manufacturing productivity and quality; and manufacturing integration methods & systems design.

Creators Wanted

  • The program tries to develop the manufacturing talent pipeline and shift viewpoints among students, parents, and their teachers through tours. The Columbus, Ohio event involved "area K-12 students and select Columbus State students."

Research Strategy

Details such as the cost and length of some of the programs could not be identified as the websites did not provide such information. We also did a general search for these details, but they were not readily available. As such, we left the corresponding cells empty.
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Workforce Training: Columbus, Part 3

The details for the assigned active workforce training / educational programs in rows 12-22 of the Columbus, OH tab of the attached spreadsheet have been provided in columns E-N as available. Below are descriptions of the programs.

Advanced Manufacturing Program from the Career-Technical Education Program

  • Created for school students wanting to work in manufacturing after graduation. Students can learn how to use grinding tools, drilling, cutting, CNC industrial lathes, CNC industrial milling machines, operation manuals, measurements to mill products, CPR Training, etc. They can join one or two years and earn college credits, a 2-year tech degree, and job placement.

Career Certificate Online Program for Adults and Community: Manufacturing Fundamentals and Applications Course

  • Columbus City Schools has a program of career certificates online for adults and underrepresented communities in collaboration with Ed2Go. These two six-week courses, Fundamentals and Applications, provide information to learn the basic skills for manufacturing works, including processes, measurements, standards, design, productivity, ISO 9000, etc.
  • The Applications course teaches in six weeks how to apply the fundamentals in manufacturing work.

Skilled Trades Career Program

  • Career Prep Schools has a Skilled Trades program taught in Mason Run High School in Columbus, OH.
  • The education is offered to youth and adults, providing a certificate in the fields of manufacturing, cosmetology, construction, and more. The topics covered include safety techniques, use of power tools, and skills needed for the OSH-10 and NCCER certifications.

Integrated Systems Technology (IST) e-learning Program

  • MEP offers manufacturing training and education for companies and students. Its manufacturing certificate program is delivered in Columbus State under the Integrated Systems Technology e-Learning program, and it offers a range of courses in different fields and manufacturing interests.

Modern Manufacturing Work-Study (MMWS)

  • Columbus State offers its students the chance to join an apprenticeship in manufacturing companies to advance their careers.

Manufacturing Inspection Certification

  • An 18-hours online course to learn the fundamentals of manufacturing inspection, including caliper, CMM, micrometer, etc.

Manufacturing Safety Fundamentals

  • A 23-hours online course to learn the fundamentals of manufacturing safety including OSHA requirements, processes, etc.

Manufacturing Associate Certificate

  • This 25-hours course covers manufacturing topics from an entry-level position and provides the CMfgA certification.

Certified Lean Manufacturing Practitioner Certification Training

  • This three-day course covers the topics required to become a Lean Practitioner including, value stream mapping, Poka Yoke, pull, flow, client value, types of waste, etc.

Less-Than-One-Year Technical Certificate Designation Program

  • This course teaches in 16-18 hours the manufacturing foundations to post-secondary, high school, college, and university students.

Manufacturing Engineering Technician Certificate

  • This program teaches engineering of manufacturing equipment, including how to read and design manufacturing blueprints, schematics, how parts connect and work, power tools, adjustments, quality control, assembly process, defective products, repairs, etc.

Research Strategy

Details such as the contact details, cost, length, and audience of some of the programs could not be identified as the websites did not provide such information. We also did a general search for these details, but they were not readily available. As such, we left the corresponding cells empty.
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Workforce Training: Freeport, Part 2

The requested information on the active workforce training / educational programs in Freeport, TX, has been provided in the attached spreadsheet.

Selected findings

  • BASF's North American Apprenticeship Development Program (NAADP) offers a 16-month production technician apprenticeship position to help candidates learn skills to advance their career in the chemical industry. Candidates who complete the BASF NAADP will be strongly considered for full-time employment as a production technician apprentice and earn an advanced certificate in process technology.
  • The machining technology program offered at the Houston Community College prepares students for jobs in machine shops, manufacturing facilities, and the maintenance of industrial plants.
  • The FAME program provides students with "strong technical training, integration of manufacturing core competencies, intensive professional practices, and intentional hands-on experience."

Research Strategy

We leveraged data from the institution(company) websites to provide the requested information on active workforce training/educational programs that help provide a pathway for people looking to get into manufacturing jobs in Freeport, Texas.
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Workforce Training: Freeport, Part 3

Introduction

The attached spreadsheet includes the requested information on active workforce training and educational programs in Freeport, TX.

Selected Findings

  • The majority of the programs listed in rows 13-22 cost below $10,000.
  • Most of the programs last under two years.
  • The Process Technology program at San Jacinto Community College offers preparation for work in chemical plants, refineries, wastewater treatment plants, canneries, pharmaceutical plants, paper mills, terminals, pipelines, and fuel storage depots.

Research Strategy

Most of the requested information has been collected from the program pages, along with other pages on the institutions' websites. While there was no direct data on tuition, we calculated it by multiplying the cost per hour by the number of credit hours required to graduate from the course. The tuition schedules typically provide three different per-hour costs (for district residents, state residents, and out-of-state candidates). We chose the figure for state residents because it provided the average between all three. For Lee College, it was impossible to calculate tuition because the number of credit hours wasn't provided. Therefore, it was impossible to effectively use the data from the tuition costs page. Information on educational requirements was sourced from "Admissions" pages on the websites (unless program pages included direct information).

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Workforce Training: Pella, Part 2

Below and on the attached spreadsheet tab "Pella, IA" rows 3-11, the requested details are provided. In the list, there were training programs, internship opportunities, a marketing campaign, and an event. Consequently, not all questions in the spreadsheet were applicable to such a diverse collection of events. Please read the research strategy below for more information.

Career Academy of Pella - Work-Based Learning Program

  • The registered apprenticeship Work-Based Learning Program at the Career Academy of Pella does not mention the cost of this program. The only information available is that these programs include Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) credit and that DMACC has a partnership with Pella which provides high school education at no cost. [Observation: information on the Work-Based Learning Program is found under the section "High School" on Pella's website].
  • The educational requirement to enroll in the Work-Based Learning Program apprenticeship is that the student must be in their junior year.

DMACC Tool and Die-Making Program

  • The cost for entering the program is approximately $17,441.
  • Please note that the only degree program offered has 6 semesters, thus approximately 3 years.
  • While the program does not require a degree for entry, it does require that the student take an ALEKS math placement test and an ACT or ACCUPLACER test.
  • DMACC caters to both younger and adult learners. No special distinctions were mentioned regarding women, veterans, and disabled persons.

Vermeer Corporation Student Internship

  • This is a company providing summer internships to students. Students, through the company's database, can directly apply for an internship position on the relevant page. Consequently, there is no contact information available specific to this program.

Manufacturing Day

  • Manufacturing Day is an initiative of the Manufacturing Institute and not the Vermeer Corporation.
  • Any company is able to register to host such a day. Interested companies are able to register through the website, therefore, no contact information is available. Currently, Vermeer Corporation is not hosting any events.
  • Manufacturing Day is an event for women, veterans, students, and workers.

Elevate

  • Elevate Advanced Manufacturing is a marketing campaign that brings awareness about careers and available education within the manufacturing industry.
  • It targets "unemployed/underemployed Iowans, U.S. veterans, educators, along with K-12 students and their families."

Hagie Manufacturing Internship

Iowa Government Registered Apprenticeships

  • The duration of the apprenticeship depends on the career path and can take one to five years.
  • For the registered apprenticeships, the employer determines the educational requirements and also pays for the cost of education.

Research Strategy

For this research, we leveraged the most reputable sources of information that were available in the public domain and predominantly focused on the institutions' websites, government websites, and news articles. The list of active workforce training and educational programs also included an event day and a marketing campaign. As a result, not all information requested was applicable for every row in the spreadsheet. Where information did not fit the options presented, the cells were left open [following the example page in the spreadsheet] and notes were provided above. Where information was not available, the cells were also left empty. This was frequently the case for audience and requirements.
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Workforce Training: Pella, Part 3

This research provides the required details for the assigned active workforce training/educational programs in rows 12-22 of the Pella, IA tab of the attached spreadsheet. Below are a few selected findings from the research.

Selected findings

  • The Northeast Iowa Community College offers the Advanced Manufacturing Career Education Program, composed of multiple certifications and diplomas in various manufacturing fields such as welding, sewing, industrial maintenance, CNC, etc. Price and length vary by certification.
  • Vermeer offers apprenticeship programs where students can work 20-40 hours per week to gain experience in engineering jobs at the company. Application is available through a form.
  • Pella Corporation's continuous improvement engineering internship program is open to undergraduate students to fill engineering internship positions for Summer 2022. Participants will receive "a hands-on, team orientated, real-world learning experience" at the company.

Research strategy

To provide the requested overview on workforce training in Pella, IA, we leveraged the most credible sources of information available in the public domain, including the company website and press releases. We also searched through employees' LinkedIn accounts to find contact details for those not listed on the websites.
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Workforce Training: Dallas, Part 2

The requested information for rows 3-12 in the Dallas TX tab is contained in the attached spreadsheet and a few selected findings presented below.

Selected Findings

  • The auto body technology program teaches skills such as frame alignment, expert painting, glass replacement, welding torn metal, removing dents, and bookkeeping for an auto body shop.
  • The automotive technology program prepares learners to work as service technicians. Students also learn about engine repair and transmission services.
  • The advanced manufacturing/mechatronics technology program prepares learners to diagnose, service, and repair automated fabrication machinery and robotics-driven systems.

Research Strategy

The research team mainly relied on the programs’ websites to find the requested information. However, we could not find some contact information. Our initial search focused on the listed websites, hoping to find the contact information of key people in the programs. Although we found most of the contacts, some phone numbers and emails were missing.

We then shifted our focus to the identified people’s LinkedIn pages and contact search websites such as RocketReach. Nonetheless, we could not find the missing contact details. Thus, we inserted N/A into the cells with missing information.

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Workforce Training: Dallas, Part 3

Introduction

Much of the requested details for the active workforce training/educational programs offered by Dallas College has been presented in rows 13 through 23 of the attached spreadsheet.

Summary

  • The AutoCAD Specialist program offered at the Richland campus for Dallas College consists of three different course levels (introductory, intermediate, and advanced) for both design and drafting utilizing AutoCAD. The contact name for this program is the Continuing Education Office at Dallas College.
  • Regarding the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology program offered by Dallas College, Ivory Armstead is the contact for the Cedar Valley campus. Meanwhile, Don Sutton, Calvin Myles, Bonnie Masten, and Carolyn Rodriguez serve as the contacts for the Eastfield campus.\

Research Strategy:

To find the requested details, we carefully scanned through the websites for each of the listed workforce training/education programs, as well as various sections of the institution's official website. While we were able to locate much of the details through the websites, most of the programs did not provide information on educational prerequisites, general prerequisites, or audience. However, most of them insinuated that participants needed to be students of the college in order to benefit from the offered programs. We also added the individual costs of the degrees and certificates in order to provide an overall cost for each program, but some of them did not provide such data. To find the missing information, we also conducted a general search through the public domain, including any available program brochures and third-party sources. Again, we were unable to discover information on the program cost of some of the programs, as well as the educational and general prerequisites. Therefore, we made the assumption that there were no educational prerequisites for the programs and the general prerequisites included being a student or a veteran (Industry 4.0 Academy Project).

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