Beginning in January 2013 the Mid-America Science Park will be offering an Advanced Manufacturing Open Entry/Open Exit (OE2) learning program for regional manufacturing workers. OE2 gives employers the ability to customize content to meet their own particular training needs, with the flexibility to adapt the curriculum to each employee’s experience level. The self-paced courses, with training provided by Ivy Tech Community College, will allow students to complete the classes without having to disrupt work schedules. The end result will be a workforce better able to meet the advanced skill requirements of today’s manufacturing environment.
“These courses give local employers an opportunity to build the skills of their workforce, which makes them more competitive in the global marketplace.” explained Justin Westmoreland, Director of Training and Research at the MASP, “And the benefits to the employees are greater knowledge and skill levels.”
Employees participating in the program can complete the web-based modules at home, at work, or in the MASP’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Center during scheduled hours (8:00 am – 9:00 pm, Monday – Friday). The program consists of four 10 week rotations with an optional Workplace Essentials package.
For more information contact us at the Training and Workforce Development Center.